Breed of the Week: Cleveland Bay
The Cleveland Bay is an elegant and strong English breed of horse. This breed of horse is very beautiful, and even has a royal history. The royal family have used Cleveland Bay horses for many years, and still occasionally use them to pull their carriages during special events. Cleveland Bay horses are a bit stockier compared to some other breeds, with shorter legs, broad chest, thick necks, and overall tend to be very well muscled looking breeds. As the name implies, the Cleveland Bay also tends to primarily come in multiple variations of Bay. They have the perfect body and skills for many English related disciplines, however Cleveland Bays are often used in pulling or fox hunting. This can be impressive, as most breeds have a harder time fitting in as both a pulling breed and a sporting breed at the same time, making Cleveland Bay horses very unique and special when it comes to their set of skills. Cleveland Bays are a dream to have for many English riders, they are beautiful, strong, and incredibly skilled in almost anything they do.
County or Place of Origin: Cleveland Hills, England
Time Breed Appeared: about 400 years ago
Average Height: 16.0 - 16.2 Hands
Average Weight: 1400 - 1500 pounds
Natural Strengths: naturally strong, naturally skillful in many English sports, very powerful for their size #horse #horses #pony #clevelandbay #clevelandbayhorse #clevelandbays