By Reece Hanzon
The world”s largest living horse, a Belgian Draft Horse named Radar, visited Utah Tuesday,Oct. 31, 2006.
Radar is 19 hands, 3.5 inches tall (about 6 feet, 7.5 inches) at the withers, or the top of the shoulder and weighs over 2,400 pounds. Radar consumes approximately 18 pounds of grain, 40 pounds of hay and 20 gallons of water each day.
Born in 1998 in Iowa, Radar travels around the country, awing horse enthusiasts with his enormous girth and height and posing for photos with children.
“That”s about all he does,” said Charles Woods, Radar”s handler, pointing out that Radar has a much easier life than other draft horses.
Woods said an average draft horse is generally about 17 hands tall and weighs around 2,000 pounds.
Radar is owned by Bill Priefert, owner of Priefert Ranch Equipment, and travels as a part of a promotional program for the company.