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Shire Horse

Shire Horses

Country of Origin UK
Colour Black, Brown, Bay or Grey
Height 16 - 18 hh

Main Characteristics

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.

Interesting Facts

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.

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