Looks like a shire horse…
I have no idea what type of horse exactly.
I knew you would guess Iris, but it was worth a shot.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shire breed was established in the mid-eighteenth century, although its origins are much older. A breed society was formed in 1876, and in 1878 the first stud-book was published.:287 In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there were large numbers of Shires, and many were exported to the United States. With the progressive mechanisation of agriculture and of transport, the need for draught horses decreased rapidly and by the 1960s numbers had fallen from a million or more to a few thousand. Numbers began to increase again from the 1970s, but the breed is still considered “at risk” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
We had a couple at the brewery round the corner that pulled the cart🙂
I knew you’d guess, but it was worth a try. Being a strictly English horse and a lovely animal. I thought immediately of lord of the rings.
I would have said Clydesdale as well. I have never heard of a Shire. I’m sure they are a thing here in Texas, just haven’t seen/heard of them while the Clydesdales are quite famous. Really beautiful animals!
All the guesses were great. Many or most of all draft, plow horses originated in Europe.
Including Anheiser’s Clydesdales.