Week 27 – #38 Powerful

 

 

 

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When one sees the Clydesdale horse, you can see the power in the shoulders of these fine horses.   These horses are not intimidated by the flag.  This young lady rode proud on that powerful horse and it responded beautifully with the flag flapping back and forth above its head.   The bred is originally from Scotland and it was exported throughout the world back in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  It was originally a smaller build but was bred to increase its size.  The males can now stand between 18 to 20 hands high and weigh as much as 2000 lbs.

 

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20 thoughts on “Week 27 – #38 Powerful

    1. Thank you Sue. I agree. This breed has always impressed me with their demeanor and size. I remember telling my mom – gee – their hooves are the size of our dinner plates.

  1. beautiful and perfect for the theme – I think I saw just the other day that a baby Clydesdale had been born recently to one of the Budweiser horses – adorable of course!

      1. if you google its so interesting to read about them – I didnt realise they were only recently, 2005, taken off “at risk” list … the British Household cavalry use them as drum horses – they have to be 17 hands high minimum and the weight of each drum (2) of them is 123 pounds!

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