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
flagNorway
54%
18%
0%
27%
11
flagAustralia
54%
9%
27%
9%
11
flagGermany
50%
17%
17%
15%
64
flagItaly
50%
0%
33%
16%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
14%
26%
11%
99
flagPoland
43%
14%
22%
19%
5099
flagRepublic of Ireland
43%
6%
25%
25%
16
flagCanada
38%
22%
16%
16%
18
flagthe United States
35%
14%
37%
12%
235
flagFrance
25%
16%
41%
16%
12
flagIndia
22%
22%
36%
16%
66

Gender

men31%
women37%
Shire
31%
38%
Oldenburg
16%
14%
Holsteiner
28%
26%
Friesian
24%
20%

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