Shire horses are gentle giants. Measuring up to 2 m in height, they are enormous yet very good-natured, friendly animals. The foals also grow up into powerful horses very quickly.
The Shire mare trots peacefully alongside her foals. The gentle giant lovingly takes care of her young. These animals, originally bred as knights' steeds, were later used primarily as workhorses. Their striking features are their tremendous size and their long "manes" on all four legs. Shire foals grow quickly. At 2 years old they are already 1.70 metres tall and will soon be gentle giants just like their parents.
The biggest Shire horse measured 2.19 metres tall and was the biggest horse of all time.
1 x Shire mare, 1 x Shire foal