Clydesdale

history of the horse

Weight and height of the clydesdale.

The clydesdale stands at 16-18 hands and weighs anywhere from 1800 pounds to 2200 pounds.

Coloring and other physical characteristics of the horse

The coloring of the clydesdale varies from brown, bay, chestnut, and black with a white underbelly and a white feather. Extra long hair on the feet.

Important information of the clydesdale

The clydesdale originated in Scotland in the mid 18th century for agricultural purposes. During its peak there were about 140,000 clydesdales in Britain, By 1914 many clydesdales were exported to commonwealth countries and were conscripted to serve in WW1. The main purpose of the clydesdale was to be a literal farm horse.