تصویری از بزرگترین اسب تاریخ را مشاهده می کنید که ۲۱۹ سانتیمتر طول و ۱۵۲۴ کیلوگرم وزن داشته است.
بزرگترین اسب ثبت شده در تاریخ، اسبی با نژاد شایر به نام «سمپسون» بوده که در ۱۸۴۶ به دنیا آمد.
The average height of a horse ranges between 55-71 inches, but Sampson was no average horse — growing to over 3,000 lbs and 7 feet tall by the time he was four years old.
Shire is a breed of horses that is particularly large; however, it is not the only breed that can grow to enormous sizes.
Draft horses are the heaviest and tallest type of horse, and these qualities aid them in working and carrying heavy loads.
Sampson (later renamed Mammoth) was a Shire horse gelding born in 1846 and bred by Thomas Cleaver at Toddington Mills, Bedfordshire, England. According to Guinness World Records (1986) he was the tallest horse ever recorded, by 1850 measuring 219.7 centimetres (7 ft 2.5 in) or 21.25 hands in height. His peak weight was estimated at 3,360 lb (1,524 kg)