The world's largest horse comes to town

Goulburn has the big Merino and Coffs Harbour, the big banana, but the Monaro was 'home' to the world's largest horse over the weekend when 'Noddy' trotted into town.

Noddy, a heavy Shire horse, stands at 20.2 hands or 2.2 metres tall at the wither and was a special guest at the Snowy Mountains Muster at Jindabyne.

According to one of the muster's organisers Tom Barry, the colossal horse has been proclaimed the biggest horse in the world, beating the current Guinness World Record by several inches.

The massive seven-year-old horse weighs 1.5 tonnes and all his rugs are 'tailor made' as he needs an 8-foot rug to cover his huge frame.

Noddy, (Luscombe Nordram), a rare grey colour, (Shires are usually black or brown), was bred and born in Queensland to a mare and sire imported from England and is now owned by Jane Greenman of Victoria.

Noddy's great great grandsire Ladbrook Invader, was in the Guiness Book of World Records as the tallest horse, standing 19.2 hands in 1981.

Noddy has received a lot of media attention and has starred in national and international TV shows and magazines and has been a special guest at Equitana and the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.

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