Shire Horse

Breed Profile for the World's Largest Horse

"Shire horses make an impression. A draft horse from England, their sheer size - both in height and mass - is something to behold."

"...the Shire horse coat is either black, bay or gray - or sometimes even chestnut, though the UK standards exclude that particular coat color."

Coat Colors

"Shire horses are the living embodiment of the “gentle giant.” Though their sheer size and height may be imposing, they are easy-going, even tempered horses and do not spook easily."

Personality and Temperament

"Those long hairs on the legs absolutely require regular brushing and thorough cleaning, as they are susceptible to a bacterial infection known as mud fever or scratches..."

Care and Grooming

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