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What Horses Have Furry Feet (Feathers) and Why? Breeds and Facts

At Mardi Gras, the furry feet of the Clydesdales horses fascinated our grandchildren. They wanted to know all about the extraordinary hair and other horse breeds with similar hair around their feet. Many horse breeds have furry feet, and they come in all shapes and sizes. However, most horses with hairy feet are large draft …

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The World’s Largest Breeds: 5 Massive Draft Horses

Mardi Gras parades have horses of all shapes and sizes. The largest is the colorful Clydesdales that pull Budweiser wagon. Seeing these horses made me wonder if they’re the largest horse breed in the world; if not, then what are the world’s largest horse breeds? The world’s largest horse breeds are: The Shire Horse Belgians …

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Are Belgian Horses Bigger Than Clydesdales? Plus Quick Facts

Clydesdales and Belgians are two popular draft breeds with fantastic strength and gentle natures. Clydesdales are massive horses, but, are Belgian horses even bigger than Clydesdales? Belgian horses are bigger than Clydesdales, a Belgian is typically between 16.2 and 17 hands tall and weigh from 1,800 to 2,200 pounds. Clydesdales are slightly taller but weigh …

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The Clydesdale Horse Breed: How Much Can They Pull?

Clydesdale’s strength is legendary and is the primary reason the breed flourished in the pre-industrial period. But do you know how much weight these massive horses can pull? A Clydesdale can pull between 2,000 and 8,000 pounds. Pulling strength is determined by the distance a loaded sled (boat), or a dynamometer is moved. Most large …

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The Clydesdale Horse Breed, Are They Too Big To Ride?

Every Mardi Gras, we watch the Clydesdale horses pull wagons through the streets of New Orleans. Seeing the horses up close made me wonder if they’re too big for a person to ride, so I decided to research the Clydesdale breed to find out. Clydesdale horses aren’t too big to ride. Although Clydesdales are huge …

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