Clydesdale Horse- Draft Breed
By: Kelsey Gerleman
Weight: 1,700- 2,200 lbs
Origin: Developed mid 1700's in Lanarkshire, Scotland
The most common Clydesdale colors are bay (a deep mahogany brown)
Other characteristics: The preferred markings are four white socks to the knees and a defined blaze or bald face
Purpose: This horse was bred to meet farmers agricultural needs and the demands of commerce for the coal fields and heavy haulage.
Important information: Although this horse has mostly been replaced by tractors and industrial farmers, some are still used on eco-friendly farms.
Clydesdale Working Horse Breed Description & Equine History. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2015