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Little & large - While most children her age are glued to computer screens or playing on mobile phones, horse-mad Maia Fletcher prefers a more ancient form of entertainment.
The eight-year-old spends any time she can after school and on weekends helping her grandfather John Fletcher with his five giant Shire horses.
The pint-sized groomsman is not intimidated by the daunting size of the 18 hands high, one tonne beasts and first rode one when she just three years old.
Despite having her own "normal" sized pony at home, Maia is far more interested in the mammoth Shires.
The horse-loving youngster, who is just 4ft 6in tall, has been helping her grandfather out ever since - although she has to stand on a step-ladder to help wash and groom them and needs a leg up if she wants to go for a ride.