Big Jake Bound for NBA?

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http://www.lodivalleynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/WorldRecordAttempt2320.jpgPOYNETTE, Wis. — Big Jake might be taller than any other horse in the world, but his owner Jerry Gilbert describes him as a gentle giant.

The 9-year-old Belgian gelding is the Guinness World Record-holder for world’s tallest living horse at one quarter inch short of 6-feet, 11 inches.

That’s 2.75 inches taller than the previous record-holder, a Clydesdale from Texas named Remington.

Gilbert and his family own Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette, Wisconsin. He usually shows Big Jake as a draft horse in four-or six-horse hitches and he raises money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Gilbert says Big Jake, who weighs about 2,600 pounds, is good with people and even likes to goof off. He says people are astonished when they see just how big he is.

from the AP

18 Comments

  1. JamesBenson

    May 25, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

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    I’ve always loved horses and that is one BIG horse.

  2. Jason Edge

    June 3, 2010 @ 7:40 am

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    Big Jake may be the biggest horse but have you seen the smallest horse in the world? http://www.offyoutrot.co.uk/blog/worlds-smallest-horse/

  3. Joe@Intraday Trading

    June 17, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

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    I could just imagine how Big Jake would make the ground vibrate when he gallops around. How does it feel to be riding on him as he runs fast? Thanks for this post and I would love to read more about Big Jake’s exploits.

  4. Kobe Bryant

    June 20, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

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    Big jake is huge! haha and i just saw the picture of the smallest horse in the world.. wow

  5. BasketballElite

    July 27, 2010 @ 5:52 am

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    Ha Ha, he’s huge, he would put fear into players as they tried to drive the line.

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  6. Phil The Sports Fan

    July 30, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

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    He’s great, he’d have no problem with the fences at Aintree. Take some feeding, I bet.
    http://www.uneed2getoutmore.co.uk/horse-riding-stables

  7. Rich

    August 5, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

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    Jake is gorgeous, and I’d put my money on him over Shaq any day!

  8. Mary

    August 8, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

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    They should have the worlds largest man ride him!

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  13. Robin Buckley

    September 6, 2010 @ 2:09 am

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    Wow! Maybe they can teach him to play basketball.

  14. Automated Income Guy

    September 6, 2010 @ 2:11 am

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    2,600 pounds, that is a lot of horse. I wonder what he eats?

  15. monfis

    September 6, 2010 @ 6:21 am

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    Incredible, never saw nor thought horses that bid exist. Is that a special breed or a result of alimentation?

  16. Alexi

    September 14, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

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  17. Canvas Paintings

    October 22, 2010 @ 6:12 am

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    Clydesdales are so gorgeous. It’s incredible standing next to one of them!

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