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The Shire Horse is a breed available in Star Stable Online.

Timeline

Date Development
September 23, 2015 A teaser video of the Shire Horse is posted on SSO's social media accounts.
October 5, 2015 A teaser video of the Shire is posted to SSO's social media account. A release date of October 7th is given at this time.
October 7, 2015 Three variations of the Shire are added to the game.
October 21, 2015 Three additional variations of the Shire are added to the game.
January 27, 2016 An additional variation of the Shire is added to the game.
February 11, 2016 A trailer for the Shire is uploaded to SSO's YouTube channel.
July 27, 2016 An additional variation of the Shire is added to the game.
July 6, 2022 An update note in the App Store gives a release date of August 3rd for the Gen 3 Shires. During the same update, the Gen 2 Shire gets price dropped to 475 Star Coins.
July 27, 2022 A Gen 3 Shire NPC is placed near the dance floor at Fort Pinta Beach during the Fort Pinta Beach Festival a week before the updated breed's release.
August 3, 2022 Six variations of the G3 Shire are added to the game.
August 4, 2022 A variation of the G3 Shire is added to the Star Stable Horses App.

Description

Gen 2

"The Shire horse is one of the biggest horse breeds in the world. With a height that can pass five and a half feet or 1.7 metres, they’re majestic, but in spite of their size, they’re known for their calm and friendly temperament. Even more characteristically, they’re known for their heavy feathering at the fetlock.

As well as being big, the Shire is also strong, and it’s said that it can pull up to five-and-a-half tonnes without a problem. This made the Shire horse a popular warhorse in the middle ages as it could carry a soldier wearing heavy armour. As knight’s armour began to disappear, the Shire became more and more widely used as a workhorse. Now those days are gone, the Shire horse is most popularly known as a parade and draught horse."

Gen 3

"The magnificent Shire is a draft horse hailing from England. In the 1800s, Shires were used to pull barges, ploughs, and carts, and were instrumental in moving goods from the docks through the cities and countryside. With the advancement of technology, the need for workhorses diminished and the population of Shires dwindled to a vulnerable number.

Shires hold records for height and strength. Other characteristics are the considerable feathering on their legs and the impressive size of their hooves. A cold-blooded breed, Shires are inclined to work and eager to please.

Shire horses were brought to Jorvik by the Silverglade family, who prized them as grand carriage horses. Although this horse is a force of nature, its docile temperament makes it a good companion to any rider."

Unique Features

The Lay Down

The Gen 3 Shire can perform a special move called the Lay Down. The animation can be activated by pressing the spacebar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of performing the move.

Hairstyles

Gen 2

Five hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 2 Shire at the Horse Stylist.

  • Default
  • Button Braids
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

Gen 3

12 hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 3 Shire at the Horse Stylist.

  • Default
  • Roached
  • Button Braids
  • Cropped
  • Short
  • Braids
  • Flowers with Docked tail
  • Long with Single Braid
  • Default with Beard
  • Cropped with Beard
  • Flowers with Docked tail and Beard
  • Long with Single Braid and Beard

Feathers 

The Shire sports heavy feathering on its legs. This long hair covering the horses' canon and fetlock means that the Shire cannot wear leg wraps or open front boots in the game.

Colors, Pricing, and Location

Gen 2

The Gen 2 Shire is sold for 475 Star Coins. The eight variations can be found in Ferdinand's Horse Market:

  • Black
  • Black Draft-Type Sabino
  • Black Extensive Draft-type sabino
  • Chestnut
  • Dapple Brown
  • Dapple Grey
  • Faded Black
  • Light Grey

Gen 3

The Gen 3 Shire is sold for 900 Star Coins. It comes in seven variations and can be found in the following locations:

  • Black - Fort Pinta/Steve's Farm
  • Dark Bay Draft-Type Sabino - Steve's Farm
  • Light Chestnut - Steve's Farm
  • Light Dapple Grey - Steve's Farm
  • Seal Brown - Steve's Farm
  • Steel Grey - Steve's Farm

Light Bay

Star Stable Horses

A Shire is available in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 900 SC.

  • Light Bay

Trivia

  • Docking originally meant "to amputate the tail bone at the Dock to keep the tail short" (presently illegal in most countries including Sweden), but nowadays the term means "the practice of cutting the hair of the tail skirt very short, just past the end of the natural dock of the tail."
  • While Shires do not carry the sabino (SB1) gene, the term is still used for horse breeds who do not carry the true gene but have white leg markings above the knees and hocks with jagged margins, wide blazes, and belly spots or roaning. This pattern has been informally labeled “draft-type sabino” and can produce many sabino-like patterns from minimal to extensive marking and roaning. The true gene(s) causing this pattern has yet to be identified/isolated.
    • The Shire horse breed standard in any registry counts excessive white, body spotting, or roaning as a fault, especially in stallions. This means they are not desirable for breeding but does not necessarily mean the horse cannot be registered.
  • While chestnut Shire stallions cannot be registered in the UK or AU, they can be registered in the US (provided lineage can be traced back to a qualified stallion).
    • Chestnut and roan Shires may only be registered in the UK or AU if they are mares or geldings. Roan stallions cannot be registered in the any of the registries.
  • The Generation 3 Shire model is the tallest playable horse model in the game.
  • The Whinfell shares its base model with the generation 2 Shire.
  • The Gen 2 Chestnut Shire was the first horse to feature a badger face (also known as a reverse blaze) in the game.


Horse Breeds
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Winter Riders: Akhal-TekeArabianAustralian WarmbloodAustralian Stock HorseBudyonnyCanadian WarmbloodCleveland BayGelderlanderLatvian DraftNoniusPersanoSalernitanoSardinianSwedish WarmbloodWestphalian
Spring Riders: AndalusianAnglo-ArabianAlter-RealAmerican WarmbloodBelgian WarmbloodCzech WarmbloodDutch WarmbloodEinseidlerFriesianLipizzanerLusitanoSella ItalianoSwedish WarmbloodTrakehnerUkrainian Riding Horse
Summer Riders: American Paint HorseAmerican Quarter HorseAmerican StandardbredAppaloosaAztecaBashkir HorseChoctaw HorseColorado RangerCriolloKiger MustangMorabMorganMustangTennessee Walking Horse
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