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Uploaded: December 25, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 30, 2012
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In this next tutorial I will be showing you how to draw a Shire horse step by step. If you are not familiar with this breed of horse I will give you the 411 to let you know how beautiful this horse really is. But before I get into that I would like to say that out of all the horses in the world I think the Shire is the most majestic and stunning. Now let’s get back to the nitty gritty shall we? First off the Shire horse is the biggest horse out of all the horses in the world. Their trade mark is the white stocking like pattern they typically have on their legs with hair flowing over the hooves. The body of a shire horse is pretty incredible. When looking at one of these amazing horses, the first thing you notice is how strong and muscular of a build they have. The other name for them is a draught horse and both breeds have dense rounded bodies, a broad back, strong limbs, powerful hind-quarters, and long legs with dense bones. The neck when erect looks perfectly arched and full almost like a statue. The Shire or Draught horse originated in England and was commonly used for the British army because they were strong enough to hold heavy amounts of armor and they were very durable. The first recorded largest Shire horse was Sampson, who was born in the year of 1846 in Toddington Mills, Bedfordshire England. He stood at a whopping seven and a half feet by the time he was four years old. They renamed Sampson to Mammoth because of his incredible size. Before he died he weighed over three thousand, three hundred pounds. The second recorded largest Shire horse was called Goliath. He was a dray horse who belonged to the Young & Co. brewery. He held the Guinness World Record for being the tallest living horse at almost seven feet high. He held this record until July 2001, he later passed and is now a memory. The Shire horse is truly an amazing breed of horse and even though they are extremely large, they are wonderfully beautiful. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a horse", but I also provide a more in depth look at another way to draw a horse. Enjoy, and I will be back in with more lessons so stay tuned there is more on the way.