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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]
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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

shire horse

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"When you visit the farm this year, remember to say hello to our new Shire Horses, William and Alfie who have been taking to the farm duties well and learning from Charlie and Joe who have moved to lighter duties, letting the younger boys tackle the heavier work."
John Robinson, operations manager, said: "The brewery wouldn't have grown to become as successful as it is today without the work of our faithful Shire horses.
The National Shire Horse Show is the largest gathering of shire horses in the world.
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.
Ash End Farm owners, the Rawlins, have been breeding shire horses since the early part of the last century when they had a haulage company known as 'Rawlins Bros' based in Birmingham.
Along with the noise complaints, Stephen says neighbours of the farm have also stopped planning permission from going ahead to make bigger stables for his huge Shire horses.
SHIRE horses and ploughing oxen will be on show at an event in Northumberland.
My father was a carter before and after World War II and he used to take me and my brother to Birkenhead on an early Sunday morning to clean the stables and feed and water the Shire Horses - I think the stables were in Taylor Street, Birkenhead.
As Major, William and Ted, the three magnificent Shire horses showed off their logging skills, Mr Sykes said: "There is the possibility of establishing a Shire Horse Visitor Centre at Farnley as an attraction which will exhibit the way our forefathers extracted lumber from the forests and how they ploughed the fields.
Here he rekindled a love of Shire horses discovered when working as a woodman near Witney, Oxfordshire, after the war.