Jane Greenman with Noddy, the tallest horse in the world. Noddy will be the star of Australia’s premier heavy horse show in Gatton on May 1 and 2. Noddy is 20.2 hands high, or 2.05 metres.
Jane Greenman with Noddy, the tallest horse in the world. Noddy will be the star of Australia’s premier heavy horse show in Gatton on May 1 and 2. Noddy is 20.2 hands high, or 2.05 metres. Contributed

Heavy horse gallops into Gatton

HE’S more than two metres tall, three times heavier than the average racehorse, needs a special truck to get him around and is the main attraction at Australia’s premier heavy horse show.

The world’s tallest horse, Luscombe Nodram, a Shire horse affectionately known as Noddy, will be on display at the Clydesdale and Heavy Horse Field Days in Gatton on May 1 and 2.

The seven-year-old giant who weighs 1.5 tonnes and measures more than two metres or 20.2 hands high (in horse talk) will be taking Australia by storm when his Victorian-based owner Jane Greenman takes Noddy on a major tour around the country.

“When he’s been to shows before we have had a terrific reaction. The public just seem to love him,” Ms Greenman said.

“This is the first time he’s left Victoria since we got him as a six-month-old.”

Ms Greenman said Noddy comes from a long line of tall horses and started life at the Shires of Luscombe in the Gold Coast hinterland.


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