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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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