Skip to comments.World's tallest horse? 10ft Poe looks set to gallop into the record books
Posted on 09/29/2009 11:04:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
He's ten feet tall with his head upright, weighs 3,000lb, and stands at 20.2 hands at the shoulder.
So is Poe the Clydesdale the world's tallest horse?
His diminutive owner Shereen Thompson thinks so - and said she wants to 'get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible'.
Poe stands 6ft 10in (80.2in) from hoof to shoulder. That is taller than the current tallest horse Remington, who was declared the official Guinness World Record holder only last week at 80in in Princeton, Texas.
Living on Ms Thompson's working farm in Tupperville, Ontario, ten-year-old Poe stands ready to inch above his rivals.
'We want to get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible,' said Ms Thompson - who is dwarfed by her gentle giant, who towers over her 5ft 3in,120lb frame.
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I would sure hate to have to feed that.
oh boy.... a war horse!!
yeah, I be he eat like a horse .... (sorry, could not resist)
Perspective is off. She’s standing back from the horse, and still looks too tall to be 63” compared to the shoulder of the horse that is supposed to be 80.2”. Something doesn’t look right.
Dang, looks like she’d have to climb on a house to get in the saddle!
I’ll feed it if you’ll shovel after it......
Just had to make an ass of yourself, eh?
Don’t we have Michelle Obama as the tallest horse nowadays?
LOL.... I love horses and have always wanted to own a couple, but each time I start to feel like buying one, I figure out the feed and vet costs.... and then move on to some other silly fantasy. :>)
Yep, problems at both ends of these guys. ;>)
I’ll bet she could ride that and still drag her knuckles on the ground.
That's a huge horse!
I guess it’s pretty much game over getting kicked by that thing ...
Funny. It used to be that only the rich could afford cars, and the poor were stuck with horses. My how that has changed.
Even with forced perspective, that’s a big horse.
Feeding machine: Poe, shown here taking a gallop through the fields, eats two bales of hay a day to support his massive frame.
I'd hate to have to, errr, clean up after it.
Well, I satisfied my curiosity by going to the link and confirmed that he is named after Edgar Allan Poe. “Mr. Ed” Poe, LOL!
Put it in a pile to age a little and all the roserians for miles around will be buying it from you. Roses like horse best for some reason.
That’s our Michelle Obama..a different species to her own.
One of the gentlest and most intelligent horses I have ever known was a Belgian and her colt, owned by a friend of mine in Fort Bragg California(which is really not a fort but a small town and home to a sh** load of liberals). Friend wasn’t a liberal and is dead now, but the memory of those two gentle horses, so huge, pulling wagons for carolers to ride on at Christmas eve and in town for tourist on holidays lives on.
This maybe the world’s largest horse but I suggest the largest horse’s a$$ is living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C..
Take your pick.
Actually, the highest horses are to be found on Free Republic threads about Roman Polanski.
He’s a beauty. Clydesdales are amazing, I don’t see how the ones that Budweiser uses stay so calm and gentle with all the people constantly coming up and kids running around them.
Wouldn’t you just hate to be some poor medieval peasant standing in a battle line with your spear, and see something like that, wearing barding and with an armored lancer on its back, bearing down on you?
I’m so hungry I could eat a . . . well, not THAT one.
How’d she get up there?
It’s easier to mass produce cars as compared to horses, I guess.
I’d sure love to ride that one!
Clydsdales + WIMP
The world’s largest Belgian Horse was named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds (1,450 kg) and stood at 19.2 hands (1.98 m).
A friend of mine had a 17 hand Mule, she was too big to comfortably pack, this horse is a foot taller at withers, yikes you would need a step ladder, good thing the draft breeds are good natured
Yep - figure about $3000 per horse per year. That’s if you’re treating them well.
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