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  • Name of biggest horse
  • Belgian Draft is Radar

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    09-21-2007, 10:53 PM
This is the largest horse on record in the world. He stood 19.5 hands and is 3200 lbs. Percheron. I love this pic. I am sure there are ones that are taller now. Or close. But I only know of this one. I did see a Clyd that was 18 hands,
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    09-21-2007, 10:55 PM
Sorry forgot the pic.
    10-14-2007, 09:30 PM
Look at the size of that horses neck!!!! HUGE :P
    10-15-2007, 07:46 AM
Originally Posted by sweetypie16
Look at the size of that horses neck!!!! HUGE :P
    10-15-2007, 11:07 PM

Maybe the Shire is the largest . I will make investigation on and then you may check the results.
    02-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Green Broke
The shire I think
    02-09-2011, 10:55 PM
I think Shires are considered the tallest breed, but individuals from other breeds might grow to be taller. I stood next to Radar and he is impressive. We must always remember that the tallest, might not necessarily be the heaviest.

There was also in the early 1900's, a giant Cleveland Bay who was over 19 hands.

I also spent some time with Big Red, when he was here at our local fair. Great big steer he is. And what about the Belgian Blue cattle and others? Have you seen them? Amazing. I'm still not sure we should be eating meat though, from animals which already lack a gene.

Oh and don't forget, when buying a horse sight-unseen, it can often be noted that they lose an inch or two upon arrival!

    02-09-2011, 11:20 PM
Green Broke
Actually, the tallest horse in recorded history was ths Shire gelding named Sampson. He was later re-named Mammoth and stood 21.2 1/2hh.
Though I think the tallest horses currently is a Shire named Noddy (20.1hh) and Tina who is a 20hh Shire mare.
There are also Clydes & Belgians who reach similar heights, but the tallest horse on average is the Shire.
This is a pic of Tina;

And just throwin this out there... yougogirl, that horse in the pic has also been claimed by different sites to be Sampson as well as Brooklyn Supreme, a Belgian Draft so it's hard to tell which horse it actually is.
    02-10-2011, 08:17 AM
I saw Radar, the current Guiness Record holder for tallest horse, at a Grand Opening of a new Farm and Home Store a few years back. Stood next to him in his portable stall and visited with his handler.
    02-10-2011, 09:52 AM
My granddaughter's old Clydesdale, Wheeler stood 19.2. Here is a picture of him standing next to two APHA horses that stand just under 15h


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