The Clydesdale is a breed of heavy draft horse developed in the early nineteenth century by farmers in the Lanarkshire (previously Clydesdale) district of Scotland.
Three words - strength, agility and docility - depict in brief the main characteristics of the Clydesdale. It has a very distinctive look when compared with other draft breeds. The combination of vivid body colors, bright white faces, and long white "feathered" legs with a high-stepping gait and head held high leave no question that you are looking at a Clydesdale.
Popular with carriage services, the Clydesdale is well-suited for the job and always attracts public admiration, particularly when they are part of street parades with their high stepping hooves.