Shire horses Breed Profile
Origins: The Shire horse is the largest of England's native horses and was used mainly as a draught horse. Mechanization resulted in a decline in numbers but the Shire Horse is still popular at shows and with brewers for work within cities.
Characteristics: Broad forehead with large eyes with a slightly roman nose, thick neck, muscular body, lots of feather on legs. Able to pull considerable loads.
Height: 16.2 to 18 hands
Color: Bay, brown, black or gray with plenty of white on the legs and feet
Personality: Docile, gentle and hard working
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