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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The battle rages on for the largest horse.

Looking at this photo of Poe standing next to his owner, it’s easy to imagine that he’s the tallest horse in the world. Standing at 20.2 hands (6’10”), he towers over his diminutive owner Shereen Thompson, who is only 5’3″. With his head up, he is about 10′ tall. Thompson, who lives in Canada, found […]

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Move Over Radar, the World’s Largest Horse may well be Poe!

Although his official height has not yet been confirmed, rumor has it that Poe, an 8 year old Clydesdale gelding that stands at 20.2 hands may well take over the Guinness World Record for the tallest horse. Radar, a Belgian Draft Horse, is the current record holder, standing at a mere 19.3 1/2 hands.

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Equine Sublime or Ridiculous?

I came across this photo recently that shows the meeting between the world’s largest horse, Radar, and the smallest horse, Thumbelina. Why they have a child holding a horse that could crush him under a single hoof is beyond me. Radar, who is a Belgian Draft Horse, is 19.3 1/2 hands tall (6′ 7.5″) and […]

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