Sampson (later renamed Mammoth)[1] 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 21.6 hands in height.[1] His peak weight was estimated at 3,360 lb (1,524 kg)[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Guinness Book of World Records: 1986. Sterling Publishing Company. 1986. p. 65. ISBN 1-908843-63-2.