Clydesdale Information
The Clydesdale Horse Society was formed in Britain in 1877 and in
the following year the American Clydesdale Society was founded. Within a
short time, the breed was firmly established in both the USA and Canada,
and overseas sales became a notible feature in Clydesdale breeding.
Clydesdales were also exported in considerable numbers to Germany, Russia,
Japan, South Africa, Australia, and New Zeeland. The Breed originated in
Clyde Valley, Scottland in the 18th Century.
THE CLYDESDALE
Thudding hoof and flowing hair,
Style and acrion sweet and fair,
Bone and sinew well defined,
Movement close both fore and hind,
Noble eye and handsome head,
Bold, intelligent, well bred,
Lovely neck and shoulder laid,
See how shapely he is made,
Muscle strong and frame well knit,
Strength personified and fit,
Thus the Clydesdale-see him go,
To the field, the stud, the show,
Proper back and ribs well sprung,
Sound of limb, and sound of lung,
Powerful loin, and quarter wide,
Grace and majesty allied,
BASIC POWER...LIVING FORCE,
EQUINE KING...
THE CLYDESDALE HORSE!
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