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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Yet the Italians are rather plain-spoken, and they recognize facts which our company manners at least do not admit the existence of.
who represented the master of the house), when there came a sound from the terrace which, startled me out of my company manners on the instant.
After waiting some quarter of an hour alone in the family sitting- room, which presented traces of having been so hastily arranged after a meal, that one might have doubted whether it was made tidy for visitors, or cleared for blindman's buff, Mr and Mrs Boffin became aware of the entrance of Mrs Wilfer, majestically faint, and with a condescending stitch in her side: which was her company manner.
We must be careful to keep out of sight though, as these folk turn shy and put on company manners as soon as they see a stranger.
It does seem pleasant to be quiet, and not have company manners on all the time.
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.
At the end of "Max and Annabel: The First Patrol" are some interesting facts about the Clydesdale Horse, and also information about two upcoming titles in the same series: "Monkey Business" and "Rosa and the Red Tail Hawk".
The new exhibition perfectly complements the museum's resident pit ponies, Eric and Ernie and Clydesdale horse Finn.