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.

Answers distribution

Shire
Oldenburg
Holsteiner
Friesian
answers
flagthe United Arab Emirates
70%
20%
10%
0%
10
flagAustralia
54%
9%
27%
9%
11
flagNorway
54%
18%
0%
27%
11
flagGermany
50%
16%
18%
15%
66
flagItaly
50%
0%
33%
16%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
12%
26%
12%
110
flagPoland
43%
14%
22%
18%
5582
flagRepublic of Ireland
43%
6%
25%
25%
16
flagCanada
40%
20%
15%
20%
20
flagthe United States
36%
13%
36%
12%
246
flagUU
31%
12%
37%
18%
16
flagthe Netherlands
28%
35%
35%
0%
14
flagFrance
28%
14%
42%
14%
14
flagIndia
20%
21%
39%
16%
73

Gender

men31%
women38%
Shire
31%
39%
Oldenburg
16%
14%
Holsteiner
27%
26%
Friesian
24%
19%

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