With a maximum weight of more than 1,200 kilograms and 1.78 metres at the withers, the calm Shire horse is the largest breed in the world. The biggest Shire horse ever measured was a gelding standing 2.19 metres high. These horses are considered gentle giants because despite their height, they have a very calm temper.
Shire horses are gentle giants.
- Scientific name : Equus ferus
- Global Home : Worldwide
- Conservation Status : Domesticated
17 x 4 x 12 cm (W x D x H)