| Country of Origin
||Black, Brown, Bay or Grey
||16 - 18 hh
Shires are draught horses with a strong, muscular build. They have a rounded body, a broad back and powerful hind-quarters. They are coloured either black, brown, bay or grey and they have white markings.
Shire horses are known to have a docile, gentle temperament.
Shire horses are used ceremonially in the UK as drum horses by the Household Cavalry.
Shire horses are the tallest of the modern draught breeds.