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Of all of the heavy horses, the Shire Horse is the largest - at least 16.2 hands high but can be as much as 19 hands. Typically it is 18 hands. ( This is 6 feet - and measurement is taken from the withers or shoulders).
The shire Horse weighs about a ton and is immensely strong and powerful, but these qualities are combined with gentleness, patience and docility - the Gentle Giant.