A cold-blooded breed, Shires are inclined to work and eager to please. Although this horse is a force of nature, its docile temperament makes it a good companion to any rider.
The magnificent Shire is a draft horse hailing from England. In the 1800s, Shires were used to pull barges, ploughs, and carts, and were instrumental in moving goods from the docks through the cities and countryside. With the advancement of technology, the need for workhorses diminished and the population of Shires dwindled to a vulnerable number.
Shires hold records for height and strength. Other characteristics are the considerable feathering on their legs and the impressive size of their hooves.
Shire horses were brought to Jorvik by the Silverglade family, who prized them as grand carriage horses.
Special movement: Lie down and getting up.