Hailing from the British Isles, one of the most well known draft horse breeds is that of the Clydesdale! This sturdy and strong breed has long epitomized the family work horse. Now Golden Oak Stables brings you the newest addition to the Breeds of the World series with a firey Clydesdale!
A relatively new breed, the first “Clydesdale” can be dated back to the early 1800’s. Bred on the British Isles, the Clydesdale was a work horse bred for farm work and for hauling coal. Surprisingly after World War Two, the Clydesdales’ breeding stock had dropped down to under 200 horses due to the war as well as the modern world relying less on horses and more on machines. The Clydesdale was placed on the rare breeds survival list and by the 21st century has re-flourished into one of the most popular draft breeds!
Clydesdales stand anywhere from 16 to 18 hands high and are known for their extensive feathering on their feet. Clydesdales are probably best known for their bay coats and extensive sabino white markings but can also come in black, grey and chestnut. They tend to have very elegant long legs and handsome faces. They are known for their kind personalities and tend to be gentile giants of the barn.
Created by one of the model horse hobby’s favorite artists, Kristina Lucas-Francis, The Breeds of the World Clydesdale has been created in a timeless resin that holds detail in an exceptional way. This beautiful bay Clydesdale is truly the epitome of his breed. With his kind expression, confident gait and beautiful spirit, this Clydesdale is sure to turn heads! His iconic bay coat is deep and rich with white markings high on his legs that are so common in the breed. His mane and tail have been braided in typical Clydesdale fashion with flowers or bobs in his mane and tail!
No matter what kind of stable you have, a good draft horse is a must! From doing hard work to being a companion, the Clydesdale has proven that size doesn’t matter when it comes to what they can do!