Clydesdale By Norah Melton

This is a male Clydesdale, fully grown they usually stand about 17-19 hands, they usually weigh about 1,700-2,200 lbs.

Adult females usually stand around, 16-18 hands tall and they usually weigh about 1,500-2,000 lbs.

Clydesdale horses were originated in Scotland, It's type was evolved by the farmers of Lanarkshire.

Clydesdales weigh between 1,600 and 2,400 pounds when they are full-grown. The Clydesdales most common colors are chestnut, brown, black, and roan. They usually have heavy feathering, or long, silky white hairs. They usually have white facial markings such as large blazes.

The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse known for it's large body, and white markings on its nose feet and chest.

Clydesdale Breeders of the USA - Since 1879, 17346 Kelly Rd, Pecatonica, IL 61063

Interesting Facts:

-Clydesdale horses became the Budweiser mascot when one-time president August Busch found a Clydesdale horse-pulled Studebaker wagon outside the brewery one day.

-Queen Elizabeth the 2nd commmissioned Clydesdales into royal service as a drum carrier for the Household Calvary Band.

-Although quite large in stature Clydesdales are known for being extremely graceful.

The Clydesdale was most commonly used as a work horse and was used to pull heavy mines. It was also used to help pull coal and tools in coal mines.
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