Listen to 300+ podcasts by best-selling authors, published Wednesday, 4pm EST!

The Shire Horse - Stallion General Appearance

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Breeds of Horses and other Horse topics.

what is the General Description of the Shire Stallion?

The Shire Horse - Stallion General Appearance

The Stallion should possess a masculine head, and a good crest with sloping, not upright, shoulders running well into the back, which should be short and well coupled with the loins. The tail should be set well up, and not what Is known as "goose-rumped." Both head and tail should be carried erect. The ribs should be well sprung, not flat sided, with good middle, which generally denotes good constitution. The most essential parts of a stallion are his feet and joints; the feet should have open necks, big around the top of the coronets, with plenty of length in the pasterns. When in motion, he should go with force, using both knees and hocks, which the latter should be kept close together. He should go straight and true before and behind.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Horse Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.