Texas longhorn named Bucklehead breaks the world record for the longest horn span measuring a staggering 11 FEET
- The six-year-old called Bucklehead is now the unofficial Guinnesss world record-holder for largest horn span on a steer
- The longhorn steer’s horns were measured at 11-feet, 1.8-inches from tip to tip
- His owner is a 14-year-old girl who won him in a raffle five and a half years ago
- The previous record holder’s horn span was measured at 10 feet, 7.4 inches
My, what big horns you have! A West Texas longhorn has unofficially broken the Guinness world record for largest horn span on a steer.
The six-year-old longhorn, called Bucklehead, showed off his prodigious, tip to tip, 11-feet, 1.8-inch horn span at Lawton, Oklahoma’s Horn Showcase, which ran from October 4 to 5.
Guinness is currently reviewing the paperwork before deeming Bucklehead’s record official, so that it can be included in the 2020 record book, according to the San Angelo Standard-Times.
A six-year-old longhorn, called Bucklehead, is now the unofficial Guinness record holder for largest horn span on a steer with a prodigious 11-feet, 1.8-inch, tip to tip horn span
Bucklehead’s (center) measurements were taken at Lawton, Oklahoma’s Horn Showcase
The previous record holder for largest horn span was a seven-year-old longhorn from Goodwater, Alabama, called Poncho Via. In May, his horns measured at 10 feet, 7.4 inches.
Bucklehead’s owner is 14-year-old Marceala Gonzales, of Rocksprings, Texas.
She won him almost five and a half years ago at another show when her name was picked during a drawing.
Five breeders had donated steer to the raffle and when Marceala won, she was allowed to pick the steer she wanted. That was when she selected then six-month-old Bucklehead.
Bucklehead is owned by 14-year-old Marceala Gonzales (right), who won him in a raffle nearly five-and-a-half years ago. Her brother, Leandro (left), is his handler and exhibitor
To transport Bucklehead safely, Leandro tapes tennis balls to the ends of his horns and the steer is driven around by a personal chauffeur
Marceala’s brother, Leandro, is Bucklehead’s handler and exhibitor at the 12 to 15 shows he attends a year.
Their mother, Pauline Gonzales, said that Leandro tapes tennis balls to the ends of the steer’s horns to protect them while he’s in his eight-and-a-half foot wide trailer, which is driven by a personal chauffeur.
‘We have to be very careful, he is our big baby,’ Pauline told the newspaper.
Bucklehead is expected to attend the Longhorn Show in Llano, Texas, from October 19 to 21.
He was born on October 13, 2013, and bred by Brent and Cindy Bolen of Bolen Longhorns, in Lufkin, Texas.