Our Team of Eight
Hunting Creek Farms keeps a team of eight black Clydesdale horses. In our desire to give back to the community we enjoy showing them in the local parades. Also they are exhibited in the Scottish tradition of line and harness events at county and state fairs, and at national exhibitions.
Strength, Agility and Docility
Three words — “Strength, Agility and Docility” — depict in brief the main characteristics of the Clydesdale. The impression created by a thoroughly well built horse is that of strength.
Clydesdale Facts & History
The Clydesdale is a breed of heavy draft horse developed in the early nineteenth century by farmers in the Lanarkshire (previously Clydesdale) district of Scotland. It was bred to meet not only the agricultural needs of the local farmers, but also the demands of commerce for the coalfields of Lanarkshire and for all the types of heavy haulage on the streets of Glasgow. Due to its fine reputation, use of the breed soon spread throughout the whole of Scotland and northern England.
Heavy horses were originally developed for use in warfare to carry armor-clad knights into battle. Scottish farmers later began using some of the larger English and Flemish stallions on the smaller local mares. They eventually produced a powerful horse with a long stride and a sizable hoof, perfect for working in the soft soils of the rough Scottish farmland.