The Clydesdale

Workhorse of the World

Mary Bromilow

The story of one of Britain's remarkable native breeds.
Date Published :
June 2018
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Illustration :
Mono throughout, 16pp color plates
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780274980
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.65 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Clydesdale has its origin in the working horses of Lanarkshire in the early 19th century, and over the last 200 years have been exportedfrom Scotland all over the world. Having survived near extinction at the hands of mechanisation in the middle of the 20th century, today theyare to be found in increasing numbers as team – and single – draught horses, working the land, or as popular riding horses, lending them awhole new image.In this book, Mary Bromilow puts this iconic Scottish breed into context in relation to its development, social history and popular culture bothin the UK and abroad. She also shows how the Clydesdale has made an extraordinary comeback supported by an international band ofpassionate enthusiasts who promote the breed tirelessly at local, national and international level.This is an expanded and fully revised edition of the book, first published by Argyll Publishing in 2011.

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