Clydesdale horse

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Clydesdale horse,

breed of draft horsedraft horse
or work horse,
any breed of horse that is suited to or used for drawing heavy loads. Draft horses originated in central Europe, where their domestication preceded the Roman invasion.
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 developed in Scotland. It closely resembles the Shire horseShire horse,
a breed of draft horse native to central England. It is equal in weight to the Belgian horse and is usually slightly taller. Widely used as a war horse during the Middle Ages, it was well adapted to carry the excessive weight of armor worn by both horse and rider.
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, although it is not as heavy. The Clydesdale is characterized by its graceful, springy step. Initially imported by the United States from Canada, the breed became widely popular owing to its good disposition. It was particularly favored by merchants, who used it to spectacular advantage in the transportation of commercial goods. It is still retained today by horse buffs and private patrons. It averages about 16 hands (64 in./160 cm) high, weighs around 1,800 lb (800 kg), and is characteristically colored rich brown or bay. It has white markings on the face and on the legs, which have luxurious feathering around the fetlocks.
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For Love of the Clydesdale Horse is a beautiful photographic showcase of Scotland's only native heavy horse, the Clydesdale, which has been exported world wide and cross-bred with numerous other horses.
The commercial, which features a love story between a puppy and a Clydesdale horse, was ranked the highest for both women and men in a list of the most-watched commercials during the Super Bowl, according to data (http://finance.
The Kelpies are public art steel sculptures of Clydesdale horse heads by artist Andy Scott, standing on the banks of the Forth and Clyde canal extension near Falkirk.
riding high A Clydesdale horse at Hamilton Racecourse
In the line-up were last year's winner, Gordon Gray from Selkirk with a Texel ram lamb from his prize-winning flock; a magnificent Clydesdale horse, owned by Darren Willey and assisted by his daughter Katie, from Chopwell; Jonathon Watson's Interbreed Beef Champion, whose family travelled from Berwick upon Tweed for the day; the two champion Alpacas, handler Bowen Whitcomb from Stagshaw Alpacas with the Champion Huacaya, and Janet Brown from Rotherham with her Champion Black Suri.
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The new exhibition perfectly complements the museum's resident pit ponies, Eric and Ernie and Clydesdale horse Finn.
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Poe, a Clydesdale horse, has made his owner Shereen Thompson proud, and she just can't wait to get him officially declared as the tallest horse.
Liverpool Wholesale Fruit Market traders sponsored this five-year-old Clydesdale horse, Valiant Sportsman, in the May Day Horse Parade through the city, with all the fruit on his wagon to be donated to Myrtle Street Children's Hospital.
GOLFERS playing a posh Highland course favoured by celebrities were left terrified when a drunken "madman" galloped past them on a huge Clydesdale horse.
They are cheaper to keep as they don't eat as much as a horse and survive on a poorer quality diet; four mules will eat about as much as one Clydesdale horse.