Belgian Draft Horse vs Clydesdale

Two of the equestrian world’s most famous gentle giants are the Belgian Draft horse and the Clydesdale.  Both draft breeds have qualities in common and qualities that are unique to themselves.


Belgian Draft Horse: History

One way that these two breeds obviously differ is in their origins. The Clydesdale is originally from Scotland, where it was named after the River Clyde, and the . . .

Belgian Draft Horse: Color

Clydesdales and Belgians can vary greatly in color because Clydesdales are famously rich bay color with flashy white feathers.  


Size is also a distinguishing factor between the Clydesdale and the Belgian.  On average, a Belgian Draft will stand between 16-18 hands tall. 


They both have a fantastic temperament that makes them extremely easy to work with.  Both the Clydesdale and the Belgian are very willing horses with great work ethics. 


hey were war animals and they were farmers; they carried soldiers into war and also plowed fields.  Today, both of those jobs are done by machines, and the two breeds have found new jobs.

Clydesdales and Belgian Draft horses are both beautiful, gentle giants of the horse world.  But, they have many differences. Just like cats or dogs, all breeds are different. Even though most people try to interchange their similarities, they will always be a little bit of difference.  


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