The Shire horse is a breed of draught horse or draft horse. The breed comes in many colours, including black, bay and grey. They are a tall breed, with mares standing 16 hands and over and stallions standing 17 hands and over
I bought Christmas cards one year with this same picture on them. We always had horses and put a wreath on our barn (still do). We miss our horses but after 40 years, it was time to take a break. /Absolutely love this picture EL.
The Noriker represents both the oldest of the old Austrian horse breeds and the only race in the field of modern Austria has its origin. Named after the former Roman province of Noricum, these horses were already known in the empire of Charlemagne.