BULLFIGHTER | CHUCK SWISHER
BULLFIGHTER | NATE JESTES
Clydesdales are big, powerful, refined draft horses named after and imported from Clydesdale, Scotland. Historically, they were bred to work in the fields and on the streets in the cities. In 1826 the first recorded use of the term “Clydesdale” was documented. The breed was developed from Flemish stallions imported to Scotland and crossed with local mares. The word “Clydesdale” originated from an area around the River Clyde in Scotland.
While the breed usually varies in different shades of bay, chestnut, and black, only 10% of the Clydesdale population in North America is black and white in color. Express Clydesdales is made up of these rare black and white beauties. These gentle giants typically stand 18 to 19 hands high and weigh nearly a ton. They’re beautiful, graceful, and extremely even tempered. When hitched together as a team, it’s comparable watching a dramatic ballet! As owner Mr. Funk will tell you, “It was love at first sight.”