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Jerry Gilbert stands next to Big Jake, the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at nearly 6-foot-11, Tuesday at the Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette, Wis.

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Big Jake might be taller than any other horse in the world, but his owner Jerry Gilbert describes him as a gentle giant. The 9-year-old Belgian gelding is the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at one quarter inch short of 6 feet, 11 inches.

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