The following video is going to be a real treat for all you horse lovers out there. Big Jake is one of the biggest horses in the whole world. This gentle giant was given the title of “the tallest living horse” on the planet by the Guinness World Records in 2012.You are going to be astonished by the sheer size of this beautiful creature.
In the United States, the average height of horses typically falls within a range of 14 to 17 hands (56 to 68 inches or 142 to 173 cm) at the withers, and European horses are about the same. So horses of 18 or 19 hands are considered very big.
At the time of his birth, Big Jake weighed 240 pounds. This Belgian draft horse stands at nearly 6 feet 11 inches tall–20.75 hands–and weighs a massive 2,600 pounds! He lives in Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette, WI which is managed by Jerry Gilbert. According to Jerry, Big Jake has a heart as big as his body. He loves people, attention, and goofing off.
Watch this magnificent beast below! Isn’’t he beautiful? Let us know your thoughts about this spectacular video in the comments! Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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