Shire horses stand about 18 hands tall. they are strong and big.
Kindness and patience qualities normally associated with the Shire, are well in evidence in the lovely expression on this horse's face.
Shires are the tallest horse in the world. Known as gentle giants, they were developed in England in the 19th century to meet the demand for a bigger, stronger animal to pull the heavier farm machinery and transportation vehicles coming into use.
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