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.
Pulls equal 110% of horse weight.
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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.
they are large horses.
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
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.
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.
Stallions and geldings up to 2200 lbs.
shires are bigger.
shires have bigger feet.
shires have longer feather.
clysdales feather are much coarser than shires.
Newborn foals average 125 pounds
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
Around a ton, or 2000 pounds.
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).
With good care from a loving owner the Clydesdale can live well into his 30s or beyond.
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.
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.
Many of the draft breeds are of a comparable size. You can find easily a Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron all 16.3 HH. as an example. But in the last 25 years the 'sport horse' has gained new popularity and has been bred much taller than ever before. It is not uncommon to see an 18HH eventer or show jumper.
to make them beautiful
Conformation, temperment, and the bay color with white feathers.
Talk to your farrier, It's probably one of the larger options. You can have them sized specially for your horse.
Yes, Clydesdales are riding horses along with work horses. They can be used for virtually everything except racing. They don't make the best jumpers either.
a clydesdale is a draft horse