Texas Horse Could Be World's Largest Cheryl Davis' horse Remington may turn out to be the world's tallest horse. Davis, of Princeton, Texas, hopes to get Remington into the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living horse, but she has had difficulty measuring him because she can't hold him and he wants to eat everything.
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Remington measures 6 feet, 8 inches from hoof to shoulder. Bunny Morrissey/Courtesy of Cheryl Davis hide caption

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Remington measures 6 feet, 8 inches from hoof to shoulder.

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Cheryl Davis' horse Remington may turn out to be the world's tallest horse. Davis, of Princeton, Texas, hopes to get Remington into the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living horse.

The current record holder, Radar, is a Belgian draft horse from Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Remington, a Clydesdale, measures 6 feet, 8 inches from hoof to shoulder, says Davis — only a quarter of an inch or half an inch taller than the reigning horse.

But the formal measurement, she says, will be done by a vet on Friday and Saturday, one with his shoes on and one with his shoes off.

Davis tells NPR's Robert Siegel she did not acquire Remington for his size.

"Remington was actually purchased because of his black and white features," she says. "Remington was 17 1/2 hands when I bought him as a yearling. We had hoped he would get to 18 1/2 hands. I never expected him to keep going."

Even though Remington weighs 3,000 pounds, says Davis, he is not a contender for heaviest horse.

"Guinness no longer does heaviest animals anymore," she explains. "They consider that to not be good for the health of the animals and has thrown out that category."

At the formal measurement on Friday, Remington will be measured from hoof to withers (the highest part of the back, between the shoulder blades). But Davis says from hoof to head, Remington measures more than 9 1/2 feet.