How big can a Clydesdale be?

SIZE 1. A horse is measured from the ground to the withers (the tip of its shoulders), in units called hands (one hand equals 4 in. or 10.2 cm). 2. Male adult Clydesdales measure 17 to 19 hands (5.7 - 6.3 ft. or 1.7 - 1.9 m). 3. Female adults measure 16 to 18 hands (5.3 - 5.7 ft. or 1.6 - 1.7m).