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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COTEBROOK Shire Horse Centre added to their success in the showring after Cotebrook Ben Alder was awarded Supreme Gelding Champion at the National Shire Horse Show held at the Staffordshire County Showground.
You'll also find a shire horse demonstration, as well as a target shooting and browning experience.
The two royals were also (https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1014132714935644160) introduced to two magnificent Shire horses at the Dyfed Shire horse farm in Pembrokeshire.
The couple then visited Dyfed Shire Horse Farm at Eglwyswrw, near Crymych - a family-run enterprise that has been breeding the Dyfed bloodline of shire horses for almost 40 years on a farm that has been in the same family since 1849.
Daily activities at the farm include 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.
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.