World's tallest horse, Big Jake, dies in Wisconsin at age 20
July 4, 2021
POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) — The world's tallest horse has died in Wisconsin.
The 20-year-old Belgian named Big Jake lived on Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette. Valicia Gilbert, wife of the farm's owner, Jerry Gilbert, said Big Jake died two weeks ago but declined to give the exact date of death when The Associated Press reached her Monday via Facebook.
"We would rather not remember him by a date — it's been a traumatic event for our family," she said.
Big Jake was 6-foot-10 (nearly 2.1 meters) and weighed 2,500 pounds (1,136 kilograms). The Guinness Book of World Records certified him as the wo...