PHOTOS: Shire Horses Take Annual Holiday From Brewery

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In Devizes, England, the Shire horses who work for the Wadworth Brewery sample a pint of beer before being released for their annual two-week holiday in a nearby field.

The Shires, which look a lot like Clydesdales but are larger, work 50 weeks a year hauling beer to pubs. The Wadworth brewery has used Shires as dray horses for more than 100 years, giving them a vacation every August. Monty, Prince, Max and their colleagues are among the last working Shires in the UK's brewing industry. (Photos by Getty Images)

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