The big shire horse has the origin of mid-England. The breed name cascaded from the great horse in English. The breed was a medium to carry men and battle armor weighing nearly 400 pounds (181 kg approx.). The species was later mutated with mares from Holland and English stallion to use the animal for farming and draft purposes. In the mid-18th century, these horses’ trade started, and the first Shire was sent to the united states but never got the popularity.