Explainable measurement racehorses – including the height of the "War Admiral"

War Admiral – one of the most famous in the history of American thoroughbred horse racing because of the dominance that the animal on display during its heyday in the 1930s. Among the many achievements of the military admiral who achieved victory in the desired Triple Crown in 1937, with the & # 39 is a chief among his successes. Until today, the victory of "Triple Crown" – a feat that in the history of the sport took only eleven times.

Favorite horse, known as the "War Admiral", was born in 1934 and came from a very good stock. Aslan was the product of a successful breeding between horses finished the race named Man o & # 39; War (former winner of the Preakness stakes) and a mare named Brushup. Although the military admiral had a very long-term patronymic (Man in the war was 16.2 hands) War Admiral was considered short on horse racing standards ruchy 15.2 in height, one full arm shorter than his father. Unlike average horse which competes in the elite event, such as Kentucky Derby and Belmont stakes is 16 hands.

altimetry terminology in terms of the arms is still in use in the sport horse races, although it is rarely understood by outsiders. The actual conversion is that one hand is four inches. Thus, the horse is 16 hands in height – it is five feet and four inches. This is the height when the animal is on all fours, but not when he is standing upright on their hind legs. The proper term for a horse, five feet tall and one inch (61 inch) – this spelling of 15.1 hands. The correct way to write a height of 15 and a half hands – it's actually 15.2 hands (instead of 15 or 15 and a half hands and two inches).

Accurate measurement of the height of the horse includes measuring a straight line upwardly (vertically) from the foot touching the ground level to the highest point on the animal's back. The highest point on the back of a horse called the withers – a term that means the space between the shoulder blades at the four-legged animals. To clarify, when measuring the height of a horse's head and neck are not considered at all for the standard of comparison, basically it involves comparing the height of horses, based solely on how high from the ground stand their shoulders, regardless of the size of the neck and head.

"Seabiscuit" movie in 2003 incorrectly describes the "Admiral of the war" (the dominant horse era "Seasbiscuit") 18-year growth. This ornament for theatrical purposes overestimates the height of the horse at the hands of 2.2, equivalent to 10 inches. Anyone familiar with horses, understands that the excess height of horse racing in two and a half hands (right hand written 2.2) or 10 inches is significantly different, since the adjustment proceeds from the description of undersized horses to the description oversized. For comparison, consider the difference between the description of a basketball player as a height of 6 & # 39; 10 ', when the actual growth rate of 6 & # 39; 0 ". According to NBA standards you effectively describe a player who is in the bottom ten percent growth, as one who is in the top ten percent.