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The World’s Tallest Horse

Meet Big Jake, the nine-year-old Belgian gelding who is the world’s biggest horse according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Big Jake has been measured at just a quarter of an inch under 6 feet 11 inches. That’s 3/4 inches taller than the previous record-holder, a Clydesdale from Texas named Remington.

Big Jake’s owner Jerry Gilbert who lives in Smokey Hollow Farm in Wisconsin, can often be seen taking Big Jake to horse shows, where he pulls stuff around in a team of four or six draught horses.

You will be pleased to hear that Big Jake and Jerry use his size for a good cause as they have helped raise money for a Ronald McDonald House (charity houses supported by the fast food chain, where parents of hospitalised children can stay to be close to their kids.)

Mr Gilbert says Big Jake, who weighs about 2,600lbs, is a really good natured horse and is great with people, especially when they are amazed at how big he is.

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