Welcome to the new and improved breeds section, have a look around and meet a breed or two.

Hrvatski Posavac Horse

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Also called the Croation Pasavac, Posavina Horse, Posavina & Busak Posavec, The Hrvatski Posavic comes from the flood plains of the Sava River in Croatia and their numbers are very low today.

Barb Horse


One of the ancestoral breeds, the Barb has bloodlines as old (or older) than the Arabian. Like the Arabian, it is a desert horse, however that is where their similarities end.

Tennessee Walking Horse

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Known for their distinctive gait, the Tennessee Walking horse plays an important part in the history of American gaited horses. Their bloodlines were influenced by the plantation economy and needs in the southern part of the U.S. during the early to mid 20th century.

Sini Horse

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The Sini Horse comes from the Sini River Basin in China and have been developed since early in the 20th century.

Silesian Horse


The Silesian or Slaski Horse was developed around the turn of the 19th century and bred in Lower Silesia in Poland.

Shire Horse


Descendant from the English Great Horse of the Middle Ages, the Shire horse is among the largest of the draft breeds .

Shire Horse


Appearing in Britain around the end of the 16th century when strong animals were needed to pull heavy wagons and coaches long distances over rough terrain. The Shire derived from blood of forest horses, and Friesian and Flanders horse imports.

The English Great horse is still considered the Shire horse’s principle ancestor, although its bloodlines were slowly reduced in the stock as the influx of Dutch Friesian blood grew stronger.

Modern Shire horses are renowned for their strength, a pair of Shire horses have pulled 16.5 tons of weight on granite paving tiles.


Average height Over 17 hands
Extremely large animals
Incredible pulling strength
One of the biggest horses in the world


Long neck for a draft horse, with wide shoulders
Legs are clean and muscular, hocks set for maximum leverage
Heavy feathering on back of legs
Big, round hooves

Traditional Colors

black | chestnut | grey | bay


Big and gentle, the Shire is a docile giant

Shire Horse


General riding
Show horses
Parade horse

Shire Horse Products

Helpful Links

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American Shire Horse Association
Canadian Shire Horse Association
Shire Horse Society

Where to Buy


Shire Studs



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Shagya Arabian Horse

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The Shagya Arabian comes from Hungary and was established during the Turkish occupation of Hungary that lasted until the end of the 17th century.

Schleswiger Heavy Draft


Also called the Holsteiner Coldblood, & Schleswiger Kaldblut, the Schleswiger Heavy Draft comes from northern Germany. In their heyday they were widely used as a working horse, but sadly today they are on the list of endangered domestic animal breeds.

Saxony Warmblood Horse


The Saxony Warmblood is a robust warmblood breed with a much heavier body type than the warmblood sporting horses of today. They are bred in the areas of Saxony & Thuringia, and although they are a heavy in type they are not to be confused with the Saxon-Turinga Coldblood.

Saxon-Turinga Coldblood Horse


The Saxon Turinga Coldblood comes from Turinga & Saxony and is descend from Rhenish Westfalian Draught Horses. This is an incredibly rare animal & conservation efforts are underway.

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