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    THIS is a Clyde!

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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".
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
    We will top that horse by a good 8".
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    But Tina is a Shire, and not a Clydesdale .

    So, Digger's still the biggest Clyde .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    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
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    A Clyde, or a Morgan would hold you, as both were bred to carry a man and a few HUNDRED pounds of armor.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by oopfoo View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbikedude View Post
    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.

    DBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    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.

    Aaron
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    When and if I can get back down that way, I will see what I can do...

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    That would be fun .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideorglide View Post
    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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