Meet Big Jake – the World’s Tallest Horse

Big Jake, a Belgian: Love, love, love! The world’s tallest horse is magnificent!!

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Big Jake 12-year old Big Jake stands 6’10 at the withers!

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, Wisconson. Remington, the previous record holder was a mere 20 hands.

Jake was big right from the start: He weighed 240 pounds at birth, about 50 pounds more than is typical for his breed

Big Jake Big Jake is described as being very gentle. It’s a good thing he doesn’t take advantage of his size!

and he just kept getting bigger. In 2010, his owner decided to see if he was more than just big and obtained the guidelines from Guinness World Records needed to compete for this…

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