Big Jake, the World’s Tallest Horse, Dies at 20

Big Jake

Big Jake, the Belgian gelding who held the title of the world’s tallest horse in the Guinness Book of World records, passed away on at the end of June at age 20. Without shoes, Big Jake measured 20.2.75 hands (almost 6’89” at the withers) and weighed 2500 lbs. I first wrote about him in 2014. […]

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Meet Big Jake – the World’s Tallest Horse

Meet Big Jake, a 12-year old Belgian Draft Horse, who was named the World’s Tallest Living Horse in 2010 and appears in the 2011 AND 2013 Book of World Records. Jake stands at 20 hands 2 3/4″ without shoes and weighs 2600 pounds. He is owned by Jerry Gilbert of Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette, […]

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