Luscombe Nodram started life just like all of our other foals. He was a normal height when he was born and a normal height as a weanling. That is where Noddy stops being normal. He just kept growing and growing. Now Nodram stands 20.2 hands. Nodram was bred by and born at the Shires of Luscombe in Queenlsand. His sire is the grey Shire Stallion, Luscombe Whats Wanted “Ted” and his dam is the black Shire Mare, Cedars Annabella “Annabella”. Both of these horses stand 18 hands.
Nodram’s Great Great Grandsire Ladbrook Invader, was also tall. In 1981 he was in the Guiness Book of World Records as the tallest living horse, standing 19.2 hands.
Not only is Nodram is the tallest horse in
Australia , he is the tallest horse in the world. He is a purebred shire gelding and is owned by Jane Greenman of
Victoria . He is broken to saddle and harness. However, Noddy has outgrown all of his harness so he spends his time now enjoying life on the farm and taking part in trail rides with his owner Jane and her friends.
Nodram was the normal size of any foal born here at the Shires of Luscombe. He left home as a 6 month old weanling to go and live with Jane in Victoria. He was 15 hands, the usual size for our weanlings. Jane however was not expecitng such a big 'foal', even though she wanted a Shire that was grey and that would grow to be a big horse. Little did she know she would end up with the Worlds Tallest Horse.
Nodram has been a special guest at Equitana and the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, in the past as well as making many other appearances in Victoria. He is already the star of national and internation TV shows, magazines and newspaper clippings. Noddy will also be a special guest at the Snowy river Festival in December 2012.
Nodram enjoys spending his days with his best mate Nash the Suffolk Punch (one of only a handful in Australia).
If you would like to read more about Noddy click on the links below or simply search Noddy Worlds Tallest Horse to bring up more articles:
http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/cgi-bin/tve/displaynewsitem.pl?20080618equitanabreedersvillage1.txt http://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/noddys-no-baby-au/ http://www.theage.com.au/ftimages/2008/06/19/1213770814621.html
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2008/04/086.shtml http://www.rexfeatures.com/live/2008/02/27/noddy_the_world's_tallest_horse_in_melbourne,_australia http://www.nowpublic.com/strange/worlds-tallest-horse-still-growing