Breeds of Heavy Horse
N & J Heavy HorsesA family run business based in the new forest Dorset N & J heavy horses offer a selection of carriages driven by a our stunning Shire's and Percheron's. We cater for all events including, funerals, weddings, carriage rides, driving lessons. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone : 07958 231336, Thorney Down Farm, Black Lane, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8EA, United Kingdom
Die Gelbe Rose Clydesdales
There are many types of heavy horses out there, but we`re going to talk about the top three that are most well-known and what some of their characteristics are like.
The Clydesdale dates back to the early 1800s and it was used primarily for agriculture, driving and logging, which are many of the same uses today. These horses are cute, but not typically used for riding.
The Shire is similar to the Clydesdale and many other heavy horses in the sense it has white stockings and feathering near the hooves. Although unlike the Clydesdale, you can get a Shire in many different colors, including bay, black and even grey. They are also known as the tallest horse in the world, with an average of about 68 inches, which is insanely impressive.
They also are known for how much weight they can pull and although the Clydesdale is known as the mascot for beer, the Shire is the horse who pulled brewery wagons to deliver beer to customers back in the day.
This breed originated in France, unlike the other two who originally came from England. Although these horses are considered heavy horses and a draught breed, they are surprisingly agile for their massive and muscular size. They come in typically grey or black and date back as far as the 17th century, originally used as warhorses.
However, unlike the Clydesdale or the Shire, the Percheron is also known for being quite good under the saddle, doing quite well in English riding such as show jumping, and unusual feat for a horse of that size.
Heavy horses can be great fun and if you have the pleasure of riding one you`ll feel invincible with that huge mass of strength under you. They`re beautiful and imposing and no doubt will be around for quite a long time.
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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Horse Centre - Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Horse Centre is home of the largest UK herd of rare breed Clydesdale heavy horses in the North of England, part of a historic estate Hay Farm was a runner up in the Northumberland WOW Awards - Best Tourist Attraction. As well as being home of stunning heavy horses, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre also is home to a collection of horse drawn machinery so you can see how the original horse giants were so important in the world of agriculture. PHONE : 01890 820338, EMAIL : email@example.com / The Estate Office, Ford, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2QA, Northumberland