Meet Brooklyn Supreme, the world’s largest horse!
The Belgian Stallion weighed in at 3,200 pounds, stood 19.2 hands tall with a girth of over 10 feet.
It took a bar of iron 30 inches long to make one shoe.
According to an old newspaper clipping, Brooklyn was a gentle giant that enjoyed stealing food from unsuspecting kids who wanted to pet him.
“Brooklyn Supreme may be 3,200 pounds of solid, magnificent horse flesh, sinew and brawn, but Brooklyn Supreme is a surprisingly gentle fellow whose greatest delight is stealing ice cream cones and goodies from unsuspecting little boys and girls.”
The article continues:
“Yes sir he just love sweets,” his exhibitor Ralph M Fogleman explains. “You watch and see what happens when that kid comes in with that candied apple on a stick.”
Sure enough, a youngster stood entranced below the towering head and shoulders above him. His candied apple was momentarily forgotten.
Brooklyn Supreme calmly reached down, picked it out of his hand, and in a twinkling had separated sweet from stick and stood there smacking his lips.
Brooklyn was foaled in 1928. He lived 20 years before passing away in 1948.