NH: ZOOLOGY: MAMMALS
- Scientific Name
Equus ferus caballus Linnaeus, 1758
- Common Name
Clydesdale horse; Baron of Buchlyvie
- Place Collected
Scotland (place collected)
overall: 1950 x 2600 x 1500 mm
The Baron of Buchlyvie was born in 1900 at Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire, sired by Baron’s Pride and his dam was Young Maybloom. The Baron was sold to William Dunlop and James Kilpatrick, but there was some confusion which led to a lawsuit, and the case went to the House of Lords. They were forced to sell the horse at auction in 1911 for £9,500 – a record for any horse at the time and Dunlop became sole owner.
The Baron had sired generations of Clydesdale horses, and was highly prized in America. But, in 1914, the Baron’s leg was later broken by a kick from an irate mare and he had to be destroyed. He was buried, but his skeleton was later uncovered and prepared for exhibition.
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