Clydesdal horse breed
The Clydesdale horse should not have a broad forehead, it has rather large nostrils, clear and intelligent eyes, large, mobile ears, a long, well-set neck. The back is short. Horses of this breed give the impression of endurance and strength.
With such a large growth and a very powerful development of musculature and skeleton, the Clydedesdali have a wide stride and free trot.
The suit is mostly bay, of various shades, on the head there is often a white mark, on the legs are four white large “socks” that reach the knees.
Representatives of this breed are very efficient, early, but also require good conditions and high-quality feeding.
The breed received its name from the Clayde Valley, a small Scottish river that flows into the North Sea.
Even in the Middle Ages, the Uppervord area, which is crossed by a small river, became famous for powerful and strong horses. The breed began to be fixed around 1715-1720. In those days, IV Duke Hamilton bought horses of the Flemish breed in order to cross them with local mares of the Scottish type.
Later, horses from England were brought to Scotland, which also contributed to the formation of the Clydesdale breed. The final formation of the cledesdal as a breed occurred around the middle of the 19th century, when the old English horse breed Black Horse was brought from Central England, the town of Midland.
Among all the British heavy-duty horses, the Kleidesaders were the first to have an organization dedicated only to their breed. It was called the Society of Clydesdale Horses, and was founded in 1877, it is to him that the merit of selection belongs. The stallion – the founder of this wonderful breed – Glanser 355.
In 1878, the breeding book was created, which contributed to the popularization of the breed throughout the world. Clydesdale horse was exported to South and North America, to Russia and Australia.
Today, the Kledesdal breed is practically the only aboriginal horse of New Zealand and Scotland.
Use: Horses of this breed play an important role in agriculture of Scotland.