I am so glad to receive a Clydesdale Horse for christmas. This is from my Daddy Madzkhan and Bru Emz. Before I introduce you to my Clydesdale horse and his name, let me give a short history about this horse.
The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named after that region. Thought to be over 300 years old, the breed was extensively used for pulling heavy loads in rural, industrial and urban settings, their common use extending into the 1960s when they were still a familiar sight pulling the carts of milk and vegetable vendors.
They have been exported in the Commonwealth and United States where they are famous for their use as the mascot of various beer brands, including Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand, Carlton & United Beverages and several others.
At one time there were at least 140,000 Clydesdales known in Scotland; by 1949 just 80 animals were licensed in England and by 1975 the Rare Breeds Survival Trust had listed the breed as “vulnerable”. Clydesdales have since seen resurgence in popularity and population, resulting in the breed’s status being reclassified favorably as “at risk” with an estimated global population of just 5,000 individuals. Clydesdales are now most numerous in the United States where recently over 600 foals are reportedly born each year.
Today, the Clydesdale’s most significant presence is in exhibition and parades.
And Now… presenting my Clydesdale….
Only mine is colored green and it a toy. I know Bru Emz choses this because green is my favorite color. I remember Emz asked about my Jebra. I said to her that Jebra will never be mine again because I gave it to my friend who begged for it. Sadly, I missed my Jebra. And so she told me that she will give me a gift for christmas as a replacement for Jebra. And I am so flattered and honored to receive a Clydesdale horse keychain. I am naming him Jai Horse.
Jai Horse is so likely this…
only green. I will post Jai Horse’s picture as soon as I got him pictured.
Thank you very much Daddy Madz and Bru Emz for JAI HORSE!