'Poncho' breaks Guinness World Record for longest horns on a steer

Jun 21 2019, 4:46 pm

Some world records are a huge personal accomplishment, like this youngest traveller to visit every country in the world.

Some are a massive feat for our planet, as achieved by the most participants in an ocean clean-up.

Then there are the world records that are broken through no intention of the holder, and that might actually be a bit of a pain in the ass back.

Enter Poncho, the new world record holder for longest horns on a steer.

To be most specific, Poncho is not only the holder of the ‘largest horn spread on a living steer,’ but has also claimed the title of the ‘largest horn spread on a steer ever’.

Talk about an overachiever, right!? Let’s hear it for Poncho, people.

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Poncho with family. (Guinness World Records)

Seven-year-old Poncho is a Texas longhorn who living in Alabama in the USA. From tip to tip, his horns measure 323.74 cm (10 ft 7.4 in), as confirmed by Guinness World Records on May 8, 2019.

To put things in perspective, that’s more than twice the width of a concert grand piano, and wider than the Statue of Liberty’s face.

Now that is a horny steer (just kicking off the “horny” puns).