Vladimir Heavy Draft

The Vladimir Heavy Draft is a Russian breed of heavy draught horse. It was bred in the early twentieth century in farms and collectives in Ivanovo Oblast and Vladimir Oblast, to the east of Moscow. The most important influence on the development of the breed was from three Clydesdale stallions foaled between 1910 and 1923. The Vladimir was officially recognised in 1946. Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft


The Russian Empire had no indigenous breeds of heavy draught horse. The Vladimir was created at about the same time as the development of the Russian Heavy Draught in Ukraine.

The foundations of the Vladimir breed were laid between 1886 and 1924. Initial breeding began at the stud farm of Gavrilov Posad, in Ivanovo Oblast, where local horses were cross-bred with imported Clydesdale stock, with some limited influence from Cleveland Bay, Percheron and Suffolk Punch. Some use was made of Shire mares between 1919 and 1929. The three foundation stallions of the breed were all Clydesdales. Two of these Border Brand and Lord James were foaled in 1910, while Glen Albin was born in 1923.

The amount of cross-breeding was progressively reduced during the 1920s, and over the next twenty years the character and type of the breed were fixed. Official recognition came in 1946. Vladimir Heavy Draft


The Vladimir is a draught horse of medium power, with energetic and active gaits.[4]:327 It is more solidly built than the Clydesdale, and unusually deep in the girth thoracic circumference may reach 2.07 m. It is usually clean-legged, though feathering can occur. Bay is the most usual colour,[5]:276 with white markings to the face and legs. Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft stallion Agat (Agate) Vladimir Heavy Draft

The Vladimir was bred for agricultural draught work. It may be reared for meat. It is fast-growing: at six months, foals may reach a weight of 200 kg. Because of its lively movement, it is found suitable for pulling the three-horse troika of the region. Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft

Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draught mare Gaysha with her twin foals Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft

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Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft


"This breed was developed in Ivanovo and Vladimir regions [of Russia] on the basis of large native horses through crossbreeding with various draft breeds, such as the Percheron and the Suffolk, and later with the Clydesdale and, to a lesser extent, with the Shire. The latter was in wide use only from 1919 through 1929. The aim was a horse of medium draft power or less which would have rather high speed. In the formation of the breed, a particular role was played for more than a hundred years by Gavrilovo-Posad breeding station, previously a stud farm and a state breeding stable.

Its experts invested no small effort in the creation of horses of uniform type in the region. In 1946 the new heavy draft breed was recognized ... Vladimir drafts combine ample size, stout build, speed and an energetic temperament. Compared to the Clydesdale, the Vladimir has a more developed chest and cleaner and more solid build. The average measurements (in cm) of the stallions are: height at withers 160, oblique body length 165, chest girth 196, cannon bone girth 24. The stallions live weight is 750-800 kg. The mares` measurements (in cm) are 157, 162, 188 and 23.0 respectively. The inadequate size of Vladimir drafts is due to their being reared in simple management conditions at collective farm studs." Vladimir Heavy Draft


Vladimir Heavy Draft


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