Height on Horseback?

It's a fairly simple question. All I want to know is how tall a man sits on horseback. I know there are a lot of different horse breeds and I'm not an expert so I'm just looking for average sized horse and an average sized man. It's relevant to something I'm writing but every time I type in something like 'average height on horseback' on Google, all I get are horse height conversion charts which is very aggravating. For all the 'smart search' options, search engines still suck. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Equines are measured in hands, with each hand constituting 4 inches. That means the average horse standing at 15.2 hands stands 62 inches tall at the withers, or just about 5 feet, 2 inches.

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