One of the main characteristics of a Clydesdale is the long hair around their ankles called a feather.
Latin Name: Equus caballus
Habitat: Domestically bred
Diet: Grasses, hay, haylage and mineral supplements
Lifespan: Up to 30 years
Average Size: Weight: Up to 1,000 Kg., Height: Up to 18 hands (63 cm)
The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse named after a region in Scotland. They are often bay in colour with significant white markings, broad forehead and wide muzzle. They are well muscled and strong with an arched neck, high withers and a sloped shoulder.