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Shire horse pulling timber.


By David

Shire horse pulling timber.

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Fantastic :o)

8 Jul, 2009


I thought, at first, that he was a Clydesdale, but Shires are bigger.

8 Jul, 2009


~love these old~horses sadly endangered now!

14 Jul, 2009


I didn't fully appreciate how much so, Arlene. It is very sad.

14 Jul, 2009


~check out the Working Horse Trust~

15 Jul, 2009


The Shire has a real history, David. descended from the heavy cobs of the Army of Henry II, and protected by royal decree, Edward III, made it illegal to sell a draft horse to a Scottish person or to export one to Scotland, Henry VII forbad selling/exporting a Great Horse, anywhere. And Henry VIII first applied the name "Shire", and encouraged breeding horses above 15 hands for the army of the time. They can grow to be 19 hands. That's a big beauty~

2 Oct, 2010


Saw him again a couple of months ago, Lori - you are such a fountain of knowledge!!!! Recently, we went to Dunfermline "tuin" for a Robert the Bruce period day. King "Bob" was sat on a Clydesdale horse - totally wrong, as these, being as beautiful as Shires, only have a history dating back 300 years or so. Anyways, I forgave them this error, as the horse was magnificent. :-)))

Many Thanks, too, Arlene - will do! :-)))

11 Oct, 2010


Did ye drink any bluid rid wine?

12 Oct, 2010


Afraid not, Lori :-(( :-D)

14 Oct, 2010

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