The Shire is a British draft horse breed from the north of England. He is also nicknamed "nice giant" thanks to his docility and his large size. The Shire is the largest horse in the world because its height at the withers is 5 feet minimum, 6 feet on average. Some stallions are approaching even 7 feet! It usually weighs between 1900 pounds and 2400 pounds. Her dress is very often black, berry or gray, with large white markings and on the limbs.