As I saw these iconic horses being used in promotions and public announcements by a U.S. brewing company, I became very curious about the idea of whether these Clydesdales could be more than that. Be more than just aesthetic figures with all those elegant feather marks on the bottom of your legs, exactly. Well, after doing a data search, I found out that they are more than just style, but really with a lot of substance. Here are some of the facts I would like to share with you.
So what are these Clydesdale horses for??
These horses were originally drawn with Genetics in order to create farm helpers during antiquity and in times of drought. As they developed, they have already been used in different industries, in market use and for transportation. They were raised to meet agricultural and commercial needs: working on farms and transporting coal.
In addition, during wartime, these horses were used primarily as warhorses carrying different weapons and heavily armed combatants and soldiers. And, by the way, they have been used both for leisure, and for driving and to this day, as carriage horses and cavalcade horses. Really, these modified horses have contributed a lot to the way people live and sustain themselves in history.
Some of you might be thinking about how these pulled horses are used in the current generation, which are mostly driven by advanced technology-based machinery. Well, as I mentioned earlier, they used to be used a lot as agricultural helpers, but eventually they were replaced by different types of tractors and electric cultivators over time.
For other purposes, these horses are primarily used as sample horses. They were shown in main lines and classes of exploitation in some state affairs, as well as in national exhibitions. Some of the well-known breeds are members of the Budweiser Clydesdales and these horses became the international symbol of both the breed and the brand.
- They have now been used for parades, entertainment shows, transportation and transportation of people with disabilities. In fact, for the past 4 years, these majestic horses have been trotting for a different reason than Yakima. They are used in Yakima as a means of transportation and, for every dollar they raise, they donate it to a special organization that primarily helps disabled children in Yakima. In fact, these Clydesdale horses are more than just style and art, but they are of great importance in society.
- Clydesdales are relatively strong because they can actually pull out objects that are much heavier than them. This also needs a lot of food and water. As every day, they need 20-25 kg of grain with minerals and vitamins and 50-60 kg of hay. With these, the Clydesdales are very thirsty they need to drink more than 100 L of water a day.
- The vulnerability of these horses was found in 1975 and there are 80 licensed animals remaining and considered as Rare Breed Survival Trust.
- By now, Clydesdales are more numerous in the United States, where more than 600 foals are said to be born each year. The rest of the members of the race are used as drum horses by the British Household Cavalry. They have also been used to create and improve other breeds.
The present state of the horses of Clydesdale
The improvement and mechanization of agriculture not only in the United States, but throughout the world, have gradually reduced the number of Clydesdales. After World War II, only a few of the species survived the type of stress it caused to all the surrounding species, specifically Clydesdales. However, a resurgence in popularity from the 1980s to the present.
Where do these Clydesdale horses come from?
This breed gets its name and derives from the farm horses of Clydesdale (formerly Lanarkshire), a district of Scotland. The characteristics of these horses were caused by the crossing and the series of crossbreeds of stallions and mares brought into the country.
What are the distinctive features of Clydesdale horses?
These genetically modified horses have itinerant patterns, bay color, body spots, white markings, and extensive feathery legs. They have deep, muscular chests, powerful hindquarters, and strong, large feet.
What is the behavior of these horses?
Clydesdale is a witty and intelligent horse. However, it can also be tender, soft-hearted and can be easily trained. They lift each foot to the ground as they step. Despite its size, however, Clydesdales gives an impression of grace and efficiency.
The best condition of these horses for breeding?
After reaching 3-4 years of age, Clydesdale mares are ready to breed, while stallions can breed when they are 2 to 4 years old. The mares are pregnant for about 11 months and give birth to a single foal. A mare can give up to 12 gallons of milk to her foal each day and the foal can gain as much as 4 pounds a day. And the average Clydesdale foals are already almost a meter tall at birth.
What are the most famous Clydesdales in the world?
The most famous Clydesdales in the world are the Budlyiser Clydesdales. For the past 75 years, Anheuser-Busch has exhibited these horses, which are bred specifically to represent the Budweiser name.
Is every Clydesdale horse worth it?
The price of each horse varies. It depends on many factors such as size, age, blood color line, training level and more. Top class Clydesdales can cost as much as a luxury car.