shire joy

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‘Shire horses were once used in their mil­lions, but by the 1960s, only a few thou­sand re­mained. num­bers have risen again though, thanks to breed­ers like alistair King, whose su­per-stud stal­lion ed­ward has fa­thered more than 800 off­spring!

‘He had an­other one on the way with mare Car­ron, but when she picked a bad birthing po­si­tion in a cor­ner, alistair didn’t have enough room to get the colt clear. Thank­fully, the baby boy wasn’t in­jured, so alistair can con­tinue ed­ward’s blood­line. Given that Shire horses are

en­dan­gered, that’s fan­tas­tic!’

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