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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Clydesdale Draft Horse Breed at Busch Garden

I didn't think there would be animals at Busch Gardens so I was surprised to see some.  These Clydesdale Draft Horse Breed,  according to the information have originated from an area in Scotland known as Clydesdale.   When road surfaces in Britain were improved in 1700's, and packed horses gave way to haulage, the Clydesdale came into his own as a working breed.  
The  breed is of mixed origin and the early history is obscure, but the blood of both Flemish and English horses were dominant during its formative period.
Mature adult Clydesdale on average weigh  1800 pounds and stand about 18 hands in height.  No other draft breed equals the Clydesdale in their style and action.
The Clydesdale has been used to work the prairies of North America often in teams of seven horses to a three furrow plow.  Clydesdale have been exported all around the world and are found  in countries such as Germany, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Aside from the horses, there are wolves there as well.  Unfortunately, they were hiding when we  pass by their area so we never saw Beo and Kaya (names of the wolves).  It would have been nice to see them, I haven't seen  a wolf in real life so I am  intrigued!

3 comments:

nova hedges said...

Thanks for this information, even though that i will not be able to visit the place but with this blog it does give me information.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I don't know much about horses.it's nice to see some once in a while.

Mae Amori said...

Ate, gusto ko makakita ng wolf, wala ata nyan dito. Those kabayos are beautiful, parang masarap sakyan.

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