Thought it might be nice this Friday to have a feel good story. Check out this guy!
Cross-posted from the Daily Mail >>
WRITTEN BY PAUL BENTLEY
Owner Paul Evans paid just £200 for Sovereign two years ago and nurtured him back to a proper state of health again
Britain’s previous record-breaker, a Clydesdale called Digger, stood at 19.3 hands (6ft 6ins).
New owner Paul Evans believes Sovereign could go on to smash the world best of 21 hands (7ft) tall.
The father-of-two, who runs a horse carriage business in Werrington, Staffordshire, bought the filthy and malnourished beast for £200 and nurtured him back to health after his former owners kept him in a tiny cow shed.
Mr Evans said: ‘I never believed he would grow into such a monster.
‘Because he’s still young he’s still got years of growth in front of him.
‘He could well top 22 or maybe more hands, which will make him a world record breaker.’
The Guinness Book of World Records has yet to confirm the UK record. But it looks like Sovereign, who weighs more than a tonne and eats eight kilos of hay and corn a day, has large size in his genes.
Both parents were prize-winners and his half-sister Ruby is already 5ft 3ins – at a year old.