Girls Horse Club Blog

The Clydesdale Horse

Published by • Jan 15th, 2009 • Category: International Horse, Junior Blogger Archives

Clydesdale Horse
A Clydesdale owned by Anheuser-Busch at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA

by mustangmane, age 10

The Clydesdale horse originates in Clydesdale, Scotland. Their main use is pulling heavy loads such as milk or vegetables. The Clydesdale horse is at risk of becoming endangered because there are only an estimate of 5,000 around the world. They are most popular in the United States.

Clydesdales are large and very heavy horses weighing about 2,000 pounds, and a height of 20 hands. They are well-muscled and have short necks. The legs are strong and long, which helps them pull large loads. Clydesdales are also known for their trot.

Colors of a Clydesdale may include various colors of black, bay, and chestnut. Their hooves are white (and very fluffy!) and usually goes all the way to the feather.

Clydesdales can be entered in Draft horse showing, of which the horse is judged by driving in harness and in halter. Not only does that matter, but how the well the horse is built is very important as well.

I wrote this blog because the Clydesdale is a endangered horse, and I wanted to make it feel special. Let’s hope their numbers rise soon!

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  1. Oh! I didn’t know they were endangered! Thats horrid! They are such good animals! So kind and, well, big! There like ginormus,fluffy,brown-eyed teddy bears! With even bigger hearts!♥
    A great and informative blog! And thanks for letting us know about the endangerment!
    Thanks again!❀ Salina

  2. That’s an excellent blog, mustangmane! There is a Clydesdale at where I ride who occasionally give cart rides, and he is one of the cutest (despite his size) and funniest horses you’ll ever meet. Great job! It’s always fun to learn more about a horse breed.

  3. I think Clydesdales are amazing! They have a whole lotta power! Thanks, mustangmane, you did a good job!

  4. Thanks for the compiments. I know! They are very cute and sweet. It’s sad that they’re endangered. I will try to find a site or organization that helps the Clydesdale numbers go up, and maybe write a blog about them.

    Glad you like the blog.


  5. Sorry- I meant “compliments”. :)


  6. Wow- I had no idea they were endangered

  7. Wow i didnt know they were on the low… i wanted to own clydesdales wehn i got older… no i do even more and breed them…