Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 27 – #38 Powerful

on January 29, 2016




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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.



20 responses to “Week 27 – #38 Powerful

  1. definitely powerful — nice job

  2. Great idea for the theme.

  3. suesanborn says:

    Good selection for powerful. These horses make you feel tiny.

    • Sue Karski says:

      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.

  4. You certainly captured the strength and the grace of these majestic horses.

  5. Yes, powerful indeed. Great picture for the theme.

  6. George says:

    A beautiful horse. So stately and a perfect fit for the theme.

  7. preed913 says:

    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!

  8. gwong1 says:

    Budweiser made them famous in my opinion, you have to be powerful to pull those wagons loaded with beer. Gary

    • Sue Karski says:

      To horse people, they were famous before the beer.

      • preed913 says:

        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!

  9. Beautiful horses and great examples of them. They are indeed powerful animals.

  10. Ida McBride says:

    Such large animals are decidedly powerful! Great shots.

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