Clydesdale Horses

With its heavy and study frame, the Clydesdale is an ideal draft horse for pulling heavy loads. It is a tall, impressive breed that most commonly comes in a bay color with white markings. In this category, you can find questions relating to the Clydesdale’s characteristics and features.

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How much do you feed a Clydesdale horse?

A well fed Clydesdale could eat upwards of a bale of hay a day plus any kind of sweet feed or grain, several pounds a day.

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What is the pulling power of the Clydesdale horse breed?

Pulls equal 110% of horse weight.

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Where can i buy a used Clydesdale horseshoe?

Talk To A Local Farrier!

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How much does a registered clydesdale horse cost?

The cost of a Clydesdale will depend on several factors, including, but not limited to, age, sex, color, bloodlines, level of training, and location. You should expect to pay upwards of two thousand dollars.

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Why do Clydesdale Horses have large feet?

they are large horses.

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How much does a Clydesdale horse weigh?

Stallions and geldings up to 2200 lbs.

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How much can 2 Clydesdale horses pull?

1700

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What is the height of the Clydesdale?

Breed of heavy draft horse that originated in Lanarkshire, Scotland, near the River Clyde. Though introduced to North America c. 1842, the Clydesdale never became a popular draft horse there. They average 17 - 18 hands (68 - 72 in., or 173 - 183 cm) in height and 2,000 lbs (900 kg) in weight. Their coloration is usually bay, dark brown, or black, with prominent white markings. They are noted for their high leg action while walking or trotting. The breed is characterized by feather (long hair) on the legs, an attractive head, and well-formed legs and feet. http://www.answers.com/topic/clydesdale?method=26&initiator=WANS

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What is a clydesdale horse known for?

The Clydesdale is a work horse known for their height and their strength. Some people will ride them as a saddle horse even though they are a work horse.

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How much does a clydesdale Horse weigh in pounds?

Around a ton, or 2000 pounds.

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What are clydesdales used for today?

they are still used for farming and pulling carriages + carts for entertainment also they are used for circuses and maybe even just pets! Budweiser uses them as their official mascot, and uses them to pull a cart in parades and demonstrations.

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How big can a Clydesdale be?

SIZE 1. A horse is measured from the ground to the withers (the tip of its shoulders), in units called hands (one hand equals 4 in. or 10.2 cm). 2. Male adult Clydesdales measure 17 to 19 hands (5.7 - 6.3 ft. or 1.7 - 1.9 m). 3. Female adults measure 16 to 18 hands (5.3 - 5.7 ft. or 1.6 - 1.7m).

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What is the difference between shires and clydesdale horses?

shires are bigger.

shires have bigger feet.

shires have longer feather.

clysdales feather are much coarser than shires.

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How many pounds are baby Clydesdales?

Newborn foals average 125 pounds

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Does a Clydesdale horse have any predators?

Only man.

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What are the characteristics of Clydesdale horse?

Most of the horses range in size from 16.2 to 18 hands and weigh between 1600 and 1800 lbs. Some of the mature stallions and geldings are taller and will weigh up to 2200 lbs. With the changes in the size and type of horse wanted, the Clydesdale emphasis on underpinning has remained paramount. The most common color in the Clydesdale breed is bay. Black, brown, and chestnut are also seen with roans (solid body color with white hairs throughout the coat) in all of the colors. The preferred markings are four white socks to the knees and hocks, and a well-defined blaze or bald face. The show ring does not discriminate on color with light roans and horses with dark legs being considered equally with horses of the more solid colors and traditional markings. The increased popularity of big hitches has directed more attention to color in recent years and the stabilization of color patterns. Generally gentle and placid, good with children and other animals. Willing to please

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How long do clydesdale horses live?

With good care from a loving owner the Clydesdale can live well into his 30s or beyond.

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How much does a Clydesdale horse cost?

If you're asking that question you can't afford one. The cheapest part of owning a horse is the initial purchase price. Once you have paid between $1500 and $5000 for the animal you will have a yearly vet bill for vaccines of around $200, every six weeks the horse will need his hooves trimmed at between $30 and $50 or $45 to $85 for horse shoes. Add to this $3-$5 a bale for hay and he will go through about 5 a week and $9-$23 a bag for horse feed, multiply that by 5 to 8 a month depending on how ways it is to keep weight on your horse, then if you have to pay a boarding facility to keep your horse for you depend on paying another $100- $350 a month. Then there's bedding, tack, supplements, clothing humans need to care for a horse like boots, and helmets, and clothes for cold weather, and buckets and brushes and other equipment for grooming and feeding and caring for your horse and your equipment.

If you really feel like you want a horse I recommend taking riding lessons first, it seems expensive but compared with the cost and timerequired to own a horse it's a lot more economical and allows you a chance to make sure that horse ownership really is right for you.

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What is the difference between a shire and Clydesdale?

Shires were used to develop Clydesdales, so they are similar, but Shires tend to be heavier bodied, and stand taller on average. Clydesdales also have a strong overo/sabino gene, often leaving large amounts of body white. Shires posses a grey gene, which Clydes do not (all clydes are bay, or black, with a very rare brown).

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What is the difference between a draft horse and a clydesdale?

Clydesdale is a breed of horse. Draft horse is a type/category of horse. Clydesdales fit in the draft horse category of horses.

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What is a Belgium horse and a Clydesdale horse?

The Clydesdale is a native breed of Scotland, similar to the Shire it's a heavy Draught Horse and was used for agriculture and pulling heavy loads such as brewery trailers/traps. Although big in stature they are noted for their docile temperaments.

They were also used in war time and there is still a Clydesdale used in ceremonial duties as a Drum horse in the Household Cavalry.

They are now mainly used for showing purpose's. The Rare Breed Survival Trust has the Clydesdale listed as "At Risk" but this is an improvement as in the 1960's/70's it was classed as "Vulnerable". A Clydesdale stands between 16hh-17hh but the current world record stands at 20hh.

I don't know much about the "Belgium Horse" if you mean the Brabant/Belgian Draught then I don't know too much about them but they are very similar to the Clydesdale reaching the same height as them and are used for the same types of work, they are actually still used in agriculture. They are much shorter in length than the Clydesdale and have smaller heads and shorter necks.

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How much can a clydesdale horse pull?

Three times it's own weight, Which is around 2000-2400 lbs

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What is the weight of a Clydesdale?

Clydesdales weigh between 1600 and 2400 pounds.

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Where is the Clydesdale horse found?

CyldesdAles can be found basically anywhere, and long as they can warm up in the winter and cool off in the heat. They founded in Europe, England i believe, so they they are used to 4 seasons.

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What are clydesdales like?

clydesdales are very friendly gentle giants. they are known for their gentle behavior and long, silky feathers at the bottom of their cannon bones. they are usually a chestnut color with a long, white blaze and feathers that touch the ground. but, in any case, like with other horses, they may become spooked.

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