Clydesdale Horse

Humans have interacted with horses for a long time, the first depictions of wild horse’s date back to 30,000 years ago when they were likely hunted for meat. Horses are thought to have first been domesticated approximately 3,000 years ago in the Eurasian Steppes, however the exact history behind the first working horses is still unclear. They have since been used for hunting, in agriculture, industry, and warfare around the world.

The Clydesdale breed originated from Lanarkshire in southern Scotland (called Clydesdale at the time). They were used in agriculture and for hauling heavy loads at coal mines during the industrial revolution.

Clydesdale horses are a large and strong breed of horse traditionally used for hauling heavy loads. Our Clydesdale Millie is a typical colour for a Clydesdale, with a chestnut coat, white feet, and white facial markings.

Scientific name
Equus ferus (caballus)
Family
Equidae
Order
Perissodactyla
Fast facts
A horse with a chestnut coat is called 'Bray'
they are used in the British Household Cavalry
They are known as "the breed that built Australia"
Males can stand as tall as 18 hands
They are descended from Flemish stallions
Conservation status
Least concern
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