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Posted: 8:32 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014

Meet the world’s tallest horse and tallest donkey

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Midwest Horse Fair features tallest horse, tallest donkey photo
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Jerry Gilbert brushes his horse, Big Jake, at the Midwest Horse Fair, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Madison, Wis. The Belgian gelding is the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at one quarter inch short of 6 feet, 11 inches. He weighs about 2,600 pounds. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Meet the world’s tallest horse and tallest donkey

By Cox Media Group Web Staff

Visitors at the 35th annual Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wis., can meet both the world’s tallest horse and the world’s tallest donkey this weekend.

Big Jake is the horse. He lives on Smokey Hollow Farm, near Poynette, Wis. He’s a Belgian gelding.

Jake is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living horse. He is just a quarter-inch short of 6 feet 11 inches, and weighs about 2,600 pounds.

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Romulus is the world's tallest donkey, at 5 feet 8 inches. That is 5 inches taller than the previous record holder. His brother, Remus, is 2 inches shorter — but he’ll also be at the fair. 

The donkey brothers are from Red Oak, Texas.

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