shire horse


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Shire horse

n.
A large powerful draft horse of a breed originating in central England, having long silky hair on the lower legs.

shire horse

n
(Breeds) a large heavy breed of carthorse with long hair on the fetlocks. Often shortened to: shire
[C19: so called because the breed was originally reared in the Shires. See shire1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horseshire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horse
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
Translations
Shire Horse

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Daily activities at the farm include egg hunting, duckling and bunny handling, tractor and trailer riding, birds of prey demos, and the chance to sit on a Shetland pony or shire horse.
A MASSIVE Shire horse had to be winched to safety after falling over amid icy conditions in Huddersfield.
The event is being held in memory of Mark Roberts, Cefn, who had the biggest collection of horse brasses and there will be two or three of other people's collections of brasses and shire horse harness on show.
FIREFIGHTERS pulled a Shire horse back onto its hooves after the massive beast's legs seized up overnight.
LUKE MORRIS is hoping to return to action in the next few days following his fall from a shire horse at Lingfield on Grand National day.
And huge shire horse Tees is helping haul them out of the woods.
But two years ago shire horse Sovereign was skin and bone when owner Paul Evans rescued him.
THE little and large of the equine world stood shoulder to shoulder at the North Wales Shire Horse Society's 33rd annual open day.
A SHIRE horse has beaten odds estimated at 10,000 to one to give birth to twin healthy foals.
A new shire horse foal was born just a couple of weeks ago but already stands at more than 4ft tall and has plenty of room to grow.
THE Norfolk Shire Horse Centre (featured in Nelson 'n' Norfolk last week) is now part of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary, and while you can't ride horses there any more you can learn how to handle them.
We have a Shire horse Casper who contracted a liver infection because he'd been left in the sun for weeks.