2,600 Lb Horse Breaks Guinness World Record & The Photos Are Mind Blowing!

In 1879, a Canadian woman gave birth to a baby boy who still holds the Guinness Book of World Record’s heaviest weight at birth at 22 lbs. Pretty impressive, huh? Now imagine giving birth to a 240-pound baby boy.

That’s how much a Belgian draft horse named Big Jake, weighed when he was born in 2001, and he’s since grown to a massive 2,600 lbs. (yes, you read that right).

Most Belgians measure in at 5 and a half feet, but at nearly 6 feet, 11 inches tall (20 hands, 2.75 in.), Big Jake’s held the Guinness World Record for tallest horse since 2013.


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The big boy was born in Nebraska but raised from an early age at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wisconsin.

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Though he foregoes sugar, the behemoth’s daily diet consists of 1 ½ bales of hay each day, 32 quarts of oats and lots of water and vitamins, according to farm manager Jerry Gilbert.


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Of course, Big Jake loves all the attention that comes with his title, but Gilbert says he’s not one to throw his weight around and in fact has a “great personality.â€

“He’s very friendly, he loves to play around and play with people’s hair, and he’s kind of a big jokester, actually,”Gilbert says.


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To find out more about this sweet, gentle giant, watch the video below — and be sure to share!

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