100 years ago, there were a million shire horses working the land, today there are fewer than 3000

100 years ago, there were a million shire horses working the land, today there are fewer than 3000

With the mechanisation of transport and agriculture many of the heavy horses are becoming endangered species including the shire horse, with some breeders believing the breed could become extinct within the next 10 years. Below you can watch a video introducing passionate shire horse breeders in Wales working to keep the breed alive.




100 years ago, there were a million shire horses working the land, today there are fewer than 3000
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Tommy Beasley

Tommy Beasley - Jockey - Winner of three grand nationals riding Empress, Frigate and Woodbrook - Stable Express Horse Racing Database.…
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