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
flagSweden
80%
0%
0%
20%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
71%
14%
14%
0%
14
flagCzech Republic
60%
0%
40%
0%
10
flagAustralia
54%
9%
27%
9%
11
flagItaly
50%
0%
33%
16%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
46%
13%
23%
16%
133
flagGermany
46%
16%
18%
18%
80
flagNorway
46%
13%
0%
33%
15
flagPoland
44%
14%
22%
18%
6247
flagUnknown
39%
12%
27%
21%
33
flagCanada
38%
19%
14%
23%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
5%
33%
22%
18
flagthe United States
36%
13%
35%
13%
260
flagUkraine
35%
42%
7%
14%
14
flagFrance
33%
16%
33%
16%
18
flagthe Netherlands
31%
31%
37%
0%
16
flagIndia
21%
21%
36%
20%
80

Gender

men32%
women39%
Shire
32%
39%
Oldenburg
15%
14%
Holsteiner
27%
26%
Friesian
23%
19%

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