The Clydesdale horse breed comes from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland. Originally, at the beginnig of the 19th century, these horses were short draught horses, but modern representatives of the breed are tall and known worldwide for their size. Clydesdales often come bay in color and show significant white markings due to the presence of sabino genetics. Another distinguishing feature of Clydesdales is the feather above their hooves.The breed has been always used for agriculture and is used for draught purposes today as well. Clydesdales are also famous for being the horses of British Household Cavalry.

The breed name appeared in 1826. Clydesdales had become widespread in Scotland and northern England by 1830s. A large number of Clydesdales were sent throughout the world in the late 19th century. Clydesdales even were called "the breed that built Australia", as thousands of them were used in building industry there.

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