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Clydesdale Horse

Updated on June 22, 2013

What Are Clydesdale Horses

Clydesdale Horses are a breed of draught horse named after the region Clydesdale, Scotland. Clydesdale Horses used to be some of the smallest breeds of draught horses, but now they have evolved over many years to become one of the largest draught horse breeds ever. The Clydesdale Horse is a beautiful horse breed with various colors, but mainly the signature brown and white color. If you have ever seen the Budweister horses on their commercials, then you have seen a Clydesdale Horse in action, and they are very famous. The Clydesdale Horse was close to extinction in 1970, but their population has increased ever since, but they are still vulnerable. Learn all about the Clydesdale Horse right now and gain new knowledge about these fascinating creatures!

Most Famous Clydesdale Horses

The Budweiser Horses

At the end of prohibition in the mid 1800s, the Budweiser Brewery owned some Clydesdale Horses. Eventually, these magnificent Budweiser horses became the international symbol of the breed and the brand. The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses still roam on the TV screens of many viewers, and the breed lives on.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Clydesdale Horses

  • The Clydesdale Horse is one of the most popular heavy horses in the entire world.
  • The Clydesdale Horse is the only living heavy horse from Scotland.
  • Before the automobile was created, Clydesdale Horses carried carriages and carts for the duration of that time period.
  • Clydesdale Horses eat over 25 pounds of hay per day.
  • Clydesdale Horses are available everywhere in the world and are inexpensive.

What Does A Clydesdale Horse Eat?

Clydesdale Horses eat any kind of meal that a regular horse would eat. A Clydesdale Horses diet can range from any of the following foods: hay, corn, oats, barley, apples, sugar cubes, and carrots. Hay is for horses, and it is also for the Clydesdale Horse.

How Fast Can A Clydesdale Horse Run

The Clydesdale Horse, one of the tallest horses in the world can run over 30 miles per hour. Because of its size, speed, and looks, the Clydesdale Horse has been used to carry carriages during parades. Clydesdale Horses have been even used on commercials for companies like Budweiser during the NFL Season.

The History of Clydesdale Horses

In the 17th Century, Clydesdale Horses were used as warhorses by nations to fight off each other at a time of war. The Clydesdale Horse is now used for advertising and farm work. During the 1960s, Clydesdale Horses went to work pulling carts of milk and vegetables. In 1975, the Clydesdale Horse nearly became extinct because there were only 80 Clydesdale Horses left in the world. However, Clydesdale Horses were popular then and are popular now, so their population had a bounce back and now there are over 5,000 (and growing), and there is an estimated 600 new born horses (fowl) every year.

Lifespan of a Clydesdale Horse

Clydesdale Horses are such magnificent and strong horses that are very popular in today's world. A Clydesdale Horses lifespan varies from its teens to its late 20s.

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      myraggededge 5 years ago

      Nice lens about the Clydesdale. That bale of hay up there?... It's straw - for bedding, not eating :-) Hay is soft and greenish looking, straw is brittle and golden.