The Shire is a draft breed Hailing from the United Kingdom that was bred for hauling and agricultural work. On average, the Shire stands 17.2-19.2H, and can weigh over 2, 000 pounds! The livestock conservancy currently lists the Shire as a critically endangered breed. Today the Shire is commonly used for pleasure driving and showing, and they’re often outfitted with beautiful plaits and flights in their manes and tails. From the manufacturer: Breyer is the maker of the world’s finest model horses! Since 1950, Breyer has brought a wide range of horse breeds from around the world to life for play and collecting – including real horse heroes like racehorse Secretariat, Olympian Valegro, and reining superstar Big chef to Cash! The Traditional Series offers an unmatched level of realism and attention to detail that is appreciated by children and adults alike. Each 1: 9 scale model is meticulously hand painted in rich colors, so no two are the same. Breyer has an incredible community of model horse fans, artists, and collectors, and is proud to host Briefest: a three-day extravaganza for horse lovers and Breyer enthusiasts each July in Kentucky! Bring home a Breyer model, and let your imagination run free!