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Coldblood - description

A coldblood horse is in fact warm blooded, the term coldblood simply means muscular heavy set horses that are bred to be calm, steady, and patient. Coldbloods are needed to pull plows or heavy carriages, and have been used for hundreds of years for their strength, reliability, and size. The largest is the Shire, and the Clydesdale. One of the best know breeds is the Belgian horse, a coldblood that is one of the most widely recognized across the world. The Shire Horse is a breed of draught horse, or draft horse as it is commonly called in the United States, and it is the tallest of the horse breeds today. It comes in at higher than 18 hands usually (more than 180CM) and weigh a short ton. The shire has a rounded body, heavily muscular in its build, and it has powerful legs. It is a descendant of the medieval Great Horse.

The other two famous coldblood breeds are the Clydesdale and Belgian. the Belgian coldblood is a horse breed that often stands at nearly 18 hands, with the world record holder being at 19.2 hands, and weighing an full 3,200 pounds. Usually they never grow larger than 2-2.5k pounds, and are chestnut in color. The worlds tallest living horse and current record holder for living is Radar, a gelding that was born in Iowa in 1998. He stands at 19.35 hands, which in feet is six feet and seven inches. He weighs over 2,400 pounds. The Clydesdale is another of the famous breeds, and they have been used for three hundred years in industrial and urban settings. The breed was every common and used all the way into the sixties,. They are the mascot of several beer brands, seen hauling loads of beer in the commercials. They stand on average at 18 hands and are usually chestnut with white hooves, and weigh and average of over one ton, or 2,000 pounds.

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