Big Jake is officially the Guinness World Record holder for the world’s tallest living horse, but his owner says the 6ft 11in Belgian gelding is really just a gentle giant.
Nine-year-old Belgian gelding Big Jake stands at just a quarter of an inch under 6 feet 11 inches – 2 3/4 inches taller than the previous record-holder, a Clydesdale from Texas named Remington, The Metro (UK) reports.
Big Jake’s owner Jerry Gilbert, the owner of Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette in Wisconsin, often takes the animal to horse shows, where he pulls hefty stuff around in a team of four or six draught horses.
And he uses his size for a good cause, helping to raise money for a Ronald McDonald House, 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 2,600lb, is good with people, who are astonished when they see just how big he is.
It’s really interesting to see a photo of Big Jake alongside Einstein. What do you think?! [via Metro (UK)]