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Video: 'Big Jake' crowned world's tallest horse

updated 4/29/2010 12:40:46 PM ET 2010-04-29T16:40:46

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, Wis. 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.

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