World's Tallest Horse: Guinness World Record 2013

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Big Jake has made it into the Guinness World Records Book for 2013 as the tallest living horse. Big Jake stands an official six feet, ten and three-quarter inches tall. In horse world talk, he is 20 hands, two and three-quarter inches. He weighs in at 2,600 pounds. His owner, Jerry Gilbert, says that even though Big Jake is taller than any other horse in the world, he is a gentle giant. The Belgian horse weighed 240 pounds at birth. This is about 50 pounds above the average for his breed. Big Jake measured in at 20 hands 2.75 inches without shoes. The two and three-quarter inches made him eligible for the world’s record.