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  • Tallest horse breed in world
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    12-28-2006, 04:51 PM
Largest Breed Of Horse


I am wondering what is the Largest Breed Of horse in the world?

If you could tell me this would be great,

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    12-28-2006, 10:57 PM
I believe the largest breeds have been the Percheron, Shire, Belgian, and Clydesdale.

Some of them setting records at 19hh and whatnot.

This probably could have gone in the Horse Breeds forum ^_^
    12-30-2006, 10:28 AM
I may be wrong but I believe the Shire is the largest.
    01-03-2007, 09:49 AM
Yeah, the Shire is the tallest breed.
    01-03-2007, 08:09 PM
I have seen a 19hh to 20hh horse at the state fair, don't recall the breed but it was HUGE!
    01-05-2007, 09:43 PM
I have seen a 21hh Clydesdale at seaworld.
    01-06-2007, 12:39 PM
The tallest horse that ever lived was a Percheron.
    01-07-2007, 02:35 PM
I went ahead and moved this over the the Horse Breeds forum for ya! =)
    01-11-2007, 09:42 AM
I did some searching on the net and found that this is the tallest horse, T-gan you never met a 21hh clysdale because this is the tallest horse recorded (you may have seen one but it was not recorded.)

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* 19 Hands 3-1/2 inches tall (6' 7-1/2")
* Guiness World Record for the Tallest Living Horse
* Weighs over 2,400 pounds
* Belgian Draft horse gelding
* Eats 18 lbs. Of grain, 40 lbs. Of hay each day
* Drinks 20 gallons of water each day
* Born in 1998 in Iowa, USA
    01-11-2007, 10:19 PM
Sampson, a Shire horse gelding foaled in 1846 in Toddington Mills, Bedfordshire, England, is the tallest horse ever recorded.

Sampson, owned by Mr Thomas Cleaver, stood 21.2½ hands high (i.e. 7ft 2½in or approx 2.2m at his withers) by the time he was a four year old, when he was re-named Mammoth.

His peak weight was estimated at 3,360lb or 1,524kg.
The tallest horse to live to date is Sampson. This can be found on several websites, but found it quickly on wiki:

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