The Shire is a draft breed hailing from the United Kingdom that was bred for hauling and agricultural work. On average, the Shire stands 17.2-19.2h, and can weigh over 2,000 pounds! The Livestock Conservancy currently lists the Shire as a critically endangered breed. Today the Shire is commonly used for pleasure driving and showing, and they're often outfitted with beautiful plaits and flights in their manes and tails.
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