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post #1 of 13 Old 09-14-2012, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Tallest draft horse?

I keep hearing that it's Shire horses, but I also hear Belgian, Clydesdale, and Percheron So which is it?! I really wanna know.

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-14-2012, 10:22 AM
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According to the Guinness Record site, the 2013 edition lists Big Jake, a Belgian, as the tallest horse with a measurement of 82.75 inches.
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post #3 of 13 Old 09-14-2012, 11:06 AM
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Shire horses are the tallest breed on average, however the current record holder is a Belgian. You get your freaks in every group lol
No different than dogs. The Irish Wolf Hound is the tallest breed on average and yet the current record holder is a Great Dane.
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post #4 of 13 Old 09-14-2012, 12:20 PM
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Shire's are the largest breed in general.



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post #5 of 13 Old 09-14-2012, 12:21 PM
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My granddaughter's old horse Wheeler. He stood 19.3 sticked. The horses beside him are 14.3 and 15hh :)

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Thanks guys!

I have decided on an older Arabian gelding as my first horse
My favorite horse color is dapple gray.
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We saw someone at the gas station today.. She had an f650 truck. We were asking if you have to have a CDL to drive it lol. She mentioned that it's pretty useless, because you can't haul a horse trailer with it or anything. Of course, she has Clydes and Belgins :P
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My granddaughter's old horse Wheeler. He stood 19.3 sticked. The horses beside him are 14.3 and 15hh :)

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Biggest horse I've seen was 19hh. A friend owned a 19.1 at her riding centre. I saw a Shire at 18.2 - he was only FOUR at the time, so hadn't quite stopped growing!!
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 PM
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I've seen a lot of BIG Belgians, but overall I'm not sure. My Perch Standardbred cross is 18.2. Not sure how the hell he got so big as a cross.




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