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
55%
10%
21%
12%
70
flagAustralia
52%
8%
26%
13%
23
flagGreece
50%
16%
0%
33%
12
flagCanada
44%
16%
16%
22%
18
flagGermany
40%
16%
7%
33%
71
flagPoland
37%
17%
25%
20%
9742
flagUkraine
30%
22%
30%
16%
106
flagthe United States
29%
19%
37%
13%
274
flagRussia
25%
23%
32%
19%
56
flagIndia
24%
22%
36%
16%
155
flagUnknown
23%
17%
23%
35%
17
flagBelarus
20%
25%
25%
30%
20
flagthe Philippines
14%
28%
50%
7%
14
flagPakistan
14%
28%
35%
21%
14