The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse named for and derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, a county in Scotland.Although originally one of the smaller breeds of draught horses, it is now a tall breed. Often bay in color, they show significant white markings due to the presence of sabino genetics.The breed was originally used for agriculture and haulage, and is still used for draught Distinguishing features: Draft horse breed, . The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears.
During the summer and fall, many Clydesdales can be found competing at state and county fairs. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe and learn. Each April, The Clydesdale Breeders of the United States holds its Annual Meeting and National Clydesdale Sale in April, offering annually approximately 150 Clydesdale horse for public auction. The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several "hitches" or teams of horses, that travel around the United States and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri, or at Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Size. A horse is measured from the ground to the withers (the tip of its shoulders), in units called hands (one hand equals 10.2 cm or 4 in.). Adult male Clydesdales measure 17 . Clydesdales don't eat different food than smaller horses, but they eat a lot more of it. Horses generally consume about 2 percent of their body weight in feed each day. The average 1,000 pound horse requires 20 pounds of feed daily. Since the average Clydesdale .