Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Photograph of a Kentish team of Shire horses pulling a wagon full of hay down a road in a village in the early 20th century. The horses were owned by Algernon Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale.
Photograph of the champion Shire mare, "Catthorpe Aascos" standing in a field with a man holding her lead in the early 20th century.
Photograph of the two year old Shire stallion, "Drabble Charming Boy". According to the text beneath the image, he is the 'property of Drabble Brothers & Co., Drabble, Argentina. Winner of First Prize in Class at the recent Palermo Show, and Sold for £630 - the highest price ever paid for a drought horse bred in the South American Republic. 1912.'
Greer writes that he would be delighted to meet Ewart to discuss aspects of national horse breeding, and that he hopes Ewart will one day come to Ireland to visit the National Stud. Otherwise, he himself will shortly visit London.
Brough writes regarding findings made from cross-breeding experiments between a carting mare firstly with a blood horse and then a shire horse. The colts by the blood horse were found to make particularly good hunting animals.
Robertson comments on Ewart's paper on the development of the horse, particularly on the 'three-toed phase' in early embryonic life. He wonders whether there is any appreciable difference between the embryo of an Arab or thoroughbred mare and a Shire. He imagines that the three-toed stage would persist for two or three days or longer in the case of heavy, coarse breeds.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney Olivier with enclosed copied letter from W. Reid to Captain Spanton, 02 May 1916
Laidlaw suggests why the Shire and Clydesdale horses have so many white markings. They may breed with cattle whilst the mares are in season. He states that not so many white markings in the cart horse are found in the West and North of Scotland and details further examples of cases of unusual markings on different varieties of horse.
Photograph of a Shire horse's head and an Arab horse's head for comparison.
Photograph of the Shire stallion, "Hitchen Conqueror, " standing next to a stone building held on a lead by a man in a suit and bowler hat in the late 19th or early 20th century.