What horse breed is the largest?

Shire
Oldenburg
Holsteiner
Friesian
Shires have held the world records for both largest overall horse and tallest horse at various times. The breed was valued during the Middle Ages, but the increasing role of gunpowder brought an end to the use of heavy horses in battle. Oliver Cromwell's cavalry favored lighter, faster mounts and the big horses began to be used for draught work instead.
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Shire
Oldenburg
Holsteiner
Friesian
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flagthe United Kingdom
57%
9%
21%
12%
66
flagAustralia
43%
12%
25%
18%
16
flagCanada
41%
17%
17%
23%
17
flagGreece
40%
20%
0%
40%
10
flagPoland
37%
17%
25%
20%
9530
flagGermany
36%
16%
8%
38%
50
flagthe United States
29%
19%
37%
14%
268
flagRussia
29%
25%
29%
15%
44
flagUkraine
25%
27%
29%
17%
87
flagBelarus
25%
25%
25%
25%
16
flagIndia
23%
22%
35%
17%
141
flagUnknown
23%
17%
23%
35%
17
flagPakistan
15%
30%
38%
15%
13
flagthe Philippines
14%
28%
50%
7%
14