Sampson, a Shire horse gelding foaled in 1846 in England, stood 21.2½ hands tall and weighed 3,300 pounds. He is the tallest horse ever recorded, but some modern-day contemporaries give him a run for his money.
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Luscombe Nordram of Australia is 20.1 hands tall. [telegraph.co.uk]
In England, a Shire horse named Cracker was measured to be 19.2 hands tall. [horselovers.com]
Jenson’s Diplomat Tina of the Jenson Shire Farm in Blair, NE, was measured 20 hands barefoot and 20.1 hands with her shoes on. [jensonshires.com]
Poe of Ontario, Canada measures in at 20.2 hands. [pinterest.com]
Radar is a Belgian Draft Horse foaled in Iowa who stands 19.3 1/2 hands tall. [dailymail.co.uk]
Diplomat is the sire of Jenson’s Diplomat Tina, mentioned above, and measures 19.3 hands. [jensonshires.com]