He’s ten feet tall with his head upright, weighs 3,000lb, and stands at 20.2 hands at the shoulder.So is Poe the Clydesdale the world’s tallest horse?His diminutive owner Shereen Thompson thinks so – and said she wants to ‘get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible’.
Poe stands 6ft 8.75in (80.8in) from hoof to shoulder. That is taller than the current tallest horse Remington, who was declared the official Guinness World Record holder only last week at 80in in Princeton, Texas.
Living on Ms Thompson’s working farm in Tupperville, Ontario, ten-year-old Poe stands ready to inch above his rivals.’We want to get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible,’ said Ms Thompson – who is dwarfed by her gentle giant, who towers over her 5ft 3in,120lb frame.
‘We have known for a while that he could be the tallest horse in the world, we just need to get the official documents that the people in London want to see.