World’s Tallest Horse Big Jake Dies in Wisconsin at Age 20
The Guinness Book of World Records certified him as the world’s tallest living horse in 2010.
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POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) — The world’s tallest horse has died in Wisconsin. The 20-year-old Belgian named Big Jake died several weeks ago, WMTV reported Monday. The horse lived on Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette. Messages left Monday at the farm by The Associated Press seeking the date the horse died weren’t immediately returned. 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…