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Old 01-26-08, 10:23 AM   #1
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THIS is a Clyde!

6'6" of horsemeat!
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Everyone will want to draft him Sorry could not resist the pun.
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The woman looks like a child next to him.
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I don't know that I'd want to draft him, but I sure wouldn't mind hooking up to him and letting him pull me uphill. He probably wouldn't even notice Of course, you'd have to watch out for sudden "hazards."
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We will top that horse by a good 8".
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/no...g-and-drawing/
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Old 01-26-08, 03:49 PM   #6
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You know what, Mazama? You might have finally found a horse you could ride and not look like the rest of us on a would Shetland pony
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But Tina is a Shire, and not a Clydesdale .

So, Digger's still the biggest Clyde .

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But Tina is a Shire, and not a Clydesdale .

So, Digger's still the biggest Clyde .

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Not the biggest yet, 19 hands or 6'6" is the height of the measuring stick the lady is holding. When measuring a horse you measure at the withers (just behind the top of the neck) so this horse is not 19 hands yet.

Not sure if any of you have been next to the Budweiser Clydes but they stand right around 18 hands. WOW, standing in the middle of 5 of them really makes you feel small and their hoofs are about the size of yer skull.

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Maybe. I tried to mount a horse when I was in high school, but its front legs buckled ><
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A Clyde, or a Morgan would hold you, as both were bred to carry a man and a few HUNDRED pounds of armor.
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Maybe. I tried to mount a horse when I was in high school, but its front legs buckled ><
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I though anybody over 200 was a clyde... Or do i need to get it on a bike first.
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How about Radar. 19 hands, 3 1/2" (about 6'7") and 2400 pounds of Belgian Draft Horse? Having worked around Belgians (in breeding tests using collection dummies, no less), believe me when I say standing next to these animals makes you realize they are HUGE---yes, THAT way, too.


Bigger pic here: http://www.me-he.com/bucky%20meets%20radar.jpg

The largest verified horse was a Shire named Samson in the mid 19th century. Try 21.2 hands and 3,360 pounds!

This sort of animal is what I think of when I think "clydesdale." Imagine having that kind of power.
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Not a Morgan! Morgans are considered a horse breed which originated in the United States, and are actually small enough to be considered ponies.

Morgans were used in the Civil War as cavalry mounts, including Sheridan's "Rienzi" and Stonewall Jackson's "Little Sorrel".

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How about Radar. 19 hands, 3 1/2" (about 6'7") and 2400 pounds of Belgian Draft Horse? Having worked around Belgians (in breeding tests using collection dummies, no less), believe me when I say standing next to these animals makes you realize they are HUGE---yes, THAT way, too.


Bigger pic here: http://www.me-he.com/bucky%20meets%20radar.jpg

The largest verified horse was a Shire named Samson in the mid 19th century. Try 21.2 hands and 3,360 pounds!

This sort of animal is what I think of when I think "clydesdale." Imagine having that kind of power.
Draught (or draft) horses are magnificent animals. I've ridden some draught horse crosses and the muscling on them is incredible. Power to spare!

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I've had the pleasure of checking out the Budweiser Clydes in person, but what's freaky about this, is that when Digger grows up he may become as big as Zdeno Chara, though I doubt ever as tall as Yao Ming.

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Not the biggest yet, 19 hands or 6'6" is the height of the measuring stick the lady is holding. When measuring a horse you measure at the withers (just behind the top of the neck) so this horse is not 19 hands yet.

Not sure if any of you have been next to the Budweiser Clydes but they stand right around 18 hands. WOW, standing in the middle of 5 of them really makes you feel small and their hoofs are about the size of yer skull.

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Not a Morgan! Morgans are considered a horse breed which originated in the United States, and are actually small enough to be considered ponies.

Morgans were used in the Civil War as cavalry mounts, including Sheridan's "Rienzi" and Stonewall Jackson's "Little Sorrel".

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I understand that Morgans are very strong for their size, but still. . . .
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My grandfather kept Morgan's, usually matched pairs. Most of his ran on the large side of the breed at 15+ hands. They were mainly used for riding and buggy, but could be used as a light draft animal. Beautiful to see and work with. We have a man across the county from us that runs Belgians on a farm, plowing, seeding and harvesting. He does it for the pure pleasure of having working horses. I have spent some afternoons sitting on the side of the road admiring his team as the plow out the 25 acre "road field". It is an amazing sight and one that is seldom seen anymore in this day and age.

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My grandfather kept Morgan's, usually matched pairs. Most of his ran on the large side of the breed at 15+ hands. They were mainly used for riding and buggy, but could be used as a light draft animal. Beautiful to see and work with. We have a man across the county from us that runs Belgians on a farm, plowing, seeding and harvesting. He does it for the pure pleasure of having working horses. I have spent some afternoons sitting on the side of the road admiring his team as the plow out the 25 acre "road field". It is an amazing sight and one that is seldom seen anymore in this day and age.

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Time for a youtube video!

I've been fortunate enough to see a gentlemen using his Belgians to snake trees out of a small cut, but never seen horses used for real ploughing.

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Time for a youtube video!

I've been fortunate enough to see a gentlemen using his Belgians to snake trees out of a small cut, but never seen horses used for real ploughing.

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That would be fun .

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I've had the pleasure of checking out the Budweiser Clydes in person, but what's freaky about this, is that when Digger grows up he may become as big as Zdeno Chara, though I doubt ever as tall as Yao Ming.

When he has skates on, he is about as tall as the Sears Tower. The man is a GIANT, with a 103 MPH slap shot to boot.
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