|Earnshaw Ideal, Shire Stallion|
|Zoe here is just shy of 16hh and weighs 1,400lbs|
R.H.C. Davis (1989) goes further, defining the “Great Horse” as an animal of seventeen to eighteen hands. With Davis' work being the most recent and thorough by an academic (more on this next), it is heavily relied on. Davis, in turn, uses (and appears to agree with) Sir Walter Gibley's 1899 "The Great Horse; Or, The War Horse: from the Time of the Roman Invasion Till Its Development Into the Shire."
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 Highest point above the shoulder