Interesting Draft Horse & Mule Facts

The World's Largest Draft Horse

The World's Largest Draft Horse: Purebred Belgian stallion by the name of Brooklyn Supreme. He stood 19.2 hands (6'6") at his withers. He weighed over 3,200 pounds. He was foaled in 1928 and died in 1948. This photo was taken when he was fully mature. He lived in Iowa.

New World's Largest Horse - July 2003

July 31, 2003 -- Texans have a new bragging right: The world's tallest horse.

Goliath, an 8-year-old Percheron gelding, stands 19 hands and one-inch at the withers; that's 6-feet, five-inches at the top point of the shoulder.

On July 11, 2003 the Guinness Book of World Records declared Goliath as the biggest horse in the world.

Wondering how much a 19.1 hand horse can eat? Well, he eats 18 pounds of 14 percent feed, and a bale of coastal hay each day.

Goliath doesn't each much grass. His owner, Bynum, explained that Goliath can't reach the grass very well. Because of his extraordinary height, his neck just isn't long enough for him to comfortably graze. Bynum said, "He'll stretch his (front) legs apart like a foal so he can get his head down there (to the grass)."