Meet Big Jake – The world’s biggest horse

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Big Jake is stepping forward as the world’s biggest horse according to the Guinness Book of Records.

The nine-year-old Belgian gelding has been measured at just a quarter of an inch under 6 feet 11 inches. That’s 2  and 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.

Big Jake and Jerry use his size for a altruistic purposes 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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