Biggest Horse-world record set by Luscombe Nordram
31] PAKENHAM, Australia--Luscombe Nordram, a 20.1 hands (2.057m)
tall horse who weighs over 1.3 tonnes (1300kg) , has set the
world record for the biggest horse.
Noddy, the 2.057m shire horse, and owner-trainer Jane Greenman.
Picture: Ian Currie
Horse trainer Jane Greenman, 47: "It sounds like
a mountain moving when he gallops across the paddock to come
and get his breakfast," she says. "He eats an incredible amount.
I would hate to run a team of eight horses his size - it would
send you broke."
The massive horse was born in Australia to a
mare and sire imported from England.
But Jane had no idea that the foal she hand-reared
from the age of six months would grow this big. Noddy immediately
began to rocket and soon overtook both his parents in size.
"Every year I measure him on his birthday and we discovered
that he was getting really huge."
"The nearest is a horse in Texas, at 20 hands,"
"The scary thing is he still hasn't
finished - shire horses aren't fully grown until they're about
six or seven".
Jane has hinted that Noddy could be sold overseas,
possibly even fetching a record price to match his height.
She is reluctant to sell, but to fund the immense cost of
keeping him she needs to put him to work.
Despite Noddy being trained to harness
heavy loads, this is not easy for a horse his size. "He needs
a job. It's very hard to find jobs for such a big horse in
Australia. I wish he could stay here but I've tried everywhere,"
she says regretfully.
"I just want people to enjoy this beautiful animal
as much as I do."