ClydesdalesClydesdales were popular horses for farming until machinery, cars, and trucks came along. By 1980 they were quite rare. They are now best known as the Budweiser Clydesdales. Their scientific name is Equidae. They are a member of the mammal, vertebrate group.
Clydesdales are the National horse of Scotland. They were used to carry Scottish Knights with their heavy armour. Clydesdales are found in Germany, Japan, South Africa, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Farms are where they enjoy living so they can roam. They are considered more nervous then other draft breeds and are difficult for farmers to handle.
Clydesdales average height is 18 hands high, or 6 feet. They weigh about 2,200 pounds. Clydesdales have wide muzzles, large nostrils, long arched necks, and large ears. They are usually a shade of brown. Clydesdales have long legs with wide flat hooves. They eat grass, mixed grain, and corn.
The Clydesdales Breeders Association of the United States registered 95 in 1793, and the breed trails only the Belgian and Perchon in popularity. Sources 1. Burton, Jane Horses Crescent Books 1978 2. Evans, Warren J., Borton, Anthony, Hintz, Harold F., Van Vleck, Dale C., The Horse W.H. Freeman and Company San Fransico 1977 3. www.members.tripod.com/clydesdale 4. Walters, Anna Louis Know It All Library Nutmeg Press