The Guinness Book Of Unusual Records
Horse admirer Jerry Gilbert from Texas has always been fascinated by the Guinness World Records Book. He paid special attention to the tallest and fastest horse records, and probably couldn’t even dream about owning a record holder one day. Beer company Guinness started to publish this report of world records in 1955 and from then on it inspires us all with the amazing stories of human accomplishments as well as unusual natural phenomena. One of them is the star of our story.
Meet The Gentle Giant
In this video owner Jerry Gilbert from Smokey Hollow farm will introduce Big Jake, this year’s holder of the title world’s tallest horse according to the Guinness book of records. This Belgian gelding is 11 years old, more than 20 hands or 210 cm tall and weighs mighty 2600 lbs. Even though this sounds a bit scary, Jerry claims that Big Jake is very friendly and funny. He loves to play with visitors, especially with their hair, and he’s a real jokester. In his younger days Big Jake was a bit more difficult to deal with. Sometimes Big Jake would be pulling Jerry, who raised him, instead of the other way around. Today Big Jake likes to play a lot, but also, as you can imagine, has a big appetite. He eats a bale and a half of hay a day, and his stable is accordingly huge. It measures more than 36 square meters.
Jerry often takes Big Jake to local fairs where he is by far tallest and strongest horse.
Pride Of His Farm
Jerry is very proud of Big Jake for winning this title. His farm is getting more and more visitors every day because of it. Visitors are often shocked at the sight of Big Jake and it usually takes 5 minutes for them to be able to say something. But after that they enjoy themselves playing with this cheerful horse and they leave the farm very happy.