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Shire Horse

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Shire Horse

ORIGIN

United Kingdom

SEX

Male - Stallions Female - Mares

WEIGHT

Fom 850kg to 1,100 kg (1,870 to 2,430 lb)

HEIGHT

17 Hands - At least 170cm

LIFESPAN

20 to 30 years old

ANIMAL POPULATION

Unknown

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Did you know?
1

The largest horse in recorded history was probably a Shire named Mammoth (also known as Sampson), born in 1848. He stood 21.2 1⁄4 hands (86.25 inches, 219 cm)

2

The Shire has a great capacity for weight-pulling.

3

Farmers saw the Shire as a workhorse in every sense of the word. They would take the horses out to plow the fields, haul equipment, and take care of other farm work.

4

Shire horses come in all different colors,

5

Horses do sleep standing up! They sleep laying down too, but only for short times.

6

Horses in the wild live in small herds, and domestic horses feel more comfortable if they have companions too.

7

The standard measurement for determining the height of a horse is called a hand.

8

A Baby Horse is Called a Foal

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