Clydesdale Stallion

No. 157805

by Safari Ltd
$7.99USD

Bred for pulling, the Clydesdale is one of the most readily recognizable of all horse breeds, thanks to its mammoth size, unique traits, and some witty advertising. At 18 hands high, these giants are notable for broad faces, strength, and extensive feathering about the ankles.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: The classic Clydesdale stallion is presented here, evident by the solid musculature, white feathering, and broad, intelligent face. This figure is ready for action.
  • Size and Color: This 5 ½-inch-long by 4 ¼-inch-tall figure features the bay color most often associated with Clydesdales, along with a black mane and tail and white feathering at the ankles. It’s a little smaller than a paperback novel.
  • The Clydesdale Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Draft horses are known as cold blooded because of their gentle temperaments. The Clydesdale is a heavy draft horse, an animal bred for the needs of farmers and industry. Their name comes from the River Clyde, which flows through the Scottish town of Lanarkshire, which was once known as Clydesdale. Farmers there desired an especially strong horse for agricultural needs, and industrialialists needed a powerful horse for pulling wagons. Thanks to the well-established breeding practices in Scotland, the breed quickly standardized and the best attributes were maintained. Because of its size and temperament, the Clydesdale has been used to improve several other breeds, most notably the Gypsy Vanner.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.2 L x 4 W x 10.5 H
    • Size in inches: 5.2 L x 1.57 W x 4.13 H
    • UPC: 095866157807
    Present Status As with most heavy draft breeds, the mechanization of farming dramatically reduced the numbers of Clydesdales. After the second World War, only a handful of Clydesdales existed. However, a resurgence of popularity has occurred since the 1980s. Currently, these horses are valued for show and advertising purposes. There are now about 5,000 Clydesdales and breed is growing with around 500 new foals registered every year.