Red Shire Horse The Shire horse is an English draft horse that comes in many colors, including the red color shown here. They can stand as tall as 68 inches and are capable of bearing heavy loads. In the past, they were a popular choice for pulling wagons full of beer to be delivered to customers across England.
Shire draft horse. A British treasure, the Shire holds the records for both largest and tallest horse and for most weight pulled. Like almost all draft breeds, and more critical than many, the Shire population is dangerously low.