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
68%
15%
15%
0%
19
flagRussia
65%
17%
8%
8%
23
flagCzech Republic
63%
0%
36%
0%
11
flagSwitzerland
56%
0%
12%
31%
16
flagSweden
52%
0%
23%
23%
21
flagPoland
46%
14%
21%
17%
9711
flagAustria
46%
13%
26%
13%
15
flagGermany
44%
16%
19%
18%
106
flagNorway
44%
16%
5%
27%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
14%
26%
15%
194
flagAustralia
42%
21%
21%
14%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
8%
28%
24%
25
flagItaly
40%
6%
33%
20%
15
flagthe United States
38%
13%
35%
11%
314
flagFrance
38%
14%
33%
14%
21
flagthe Netherlands
37%
22%
22%
18%
27
flagUnknown
36%
19%
23%
20%
460
flagCanada
36%
22%
13%
22%
22
flagUkraine
25%
29%
25%
20%
24
flagIndia
19%
20%
39%
18%
96

Gender

men30%
women42%
Shire
30%
42%
Oldenburg
20%
14%
Holsteiner
26%
25%
Friesian
23%
18%

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