Shires horse breed

Famous for its massive size and its gentle disposition, the Shire horse breed is a type of draft horse that descends from the Old English Black horses (Destriers) of medieval times. Despite their popularity during the days before machines replaced horses, Shires are fairly rare today, with the US-based American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and UK-based Rare Breeds Survival Trust placing them at critical levels. As interest in draft horses for pleasure riding and driving increases though, numbers are likely to go up – and that’s a great thing! Shires are wonderful horses. Shire Horse Breed...
Shires are magnificent draft horses, usully marked with four white socks and a blaze.