- Big Jake is the tallest horse in the world, according to the Guinness World Records
- At 17 years old, he is 20 hands, 2.75 inches tall (82.75 inches)
- Thumbelina, on the other hand, is the world's smallest horse at just 17.5 inches tall.
(CNN)Horses come in all shapes, colors and sizes. From the Falabella miniature horse, to the tall British Shire. And just like horses that hold records for being the fastest, there's also a record set for the tallest and the shortest horse.