Clydesdale Horse Compared To A Normal Horse

Horses come in all shapes and sizes, from miniature to enormous, so here, we will look at how the Clydesdale horse compared to a normal horse...

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Before we dive into the differences between a Clydesdale and a normal horse, let’s take a look at the breed...

What Is A Clydesdale?

Clydesdale Size Comparison

The Clydesdale is a large horse that, on average, stands 17 to 18 hands tall. This is much larger than a normal horse, which we will cover shortly...

What is a normal horse? This is a broad term since even within a normal horse, characteristics can vary greatly. However, some characteristics stay the same across the board...

Clydesdale Size vs Regular Horse

Leg Feathers

The draft horse, like the Clydesdale, has to feather on its legs. This is the long, thick hair you see on the lower leg...

Temperament

The Clydesdale has a temperament in line with all draft breeds. This is a calm and gentle nature that is not easily upset...

Interesting Clydesdale Facts

-One of the tallest modern Clydesdales is Remington. Remington stood at an impressive 20 hands. Several decades earlier, another Clydesdale, at the start of the 20th century, King LeGear, was 20.5 hands tall. He weighed in at 2,950 pounds. -Another modern Clydesdale...

A normal horse and Clydesdale both require that same care all horses need. A Clydesdale horse, compared to a normal horse will need larger stables, higher calorie intake, and specific shoe designs. The Clydesdale is much larger and calmer than a normal horse in most cases.

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