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Express Clydesdales Ranch
The Express Clydesdales Ranch, located on the historic Chisholm Trail in Yukon, is home to some of the world's most beautiful and interesting Clydesdale horses. The inhabitants of this internationally recognized working ranch travel throughout North America for special events. The Clydesdale horses from Express Clydesdales Ranch have participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Rose Parade in Pasadena. The Clydesdale team has even pulled the stagecoach of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
When these amazing creatures aren't out working, they return to the ranch in Yukon where they love to socialize with visitors. The Clydesdale Barn is open six days a week for guests to come meet the horses. Bring a camera and pose next to the massive animals. Each Clydesdale horse stands about 6 feet tall at the shoulder, weighs about 2,000 pounds and has hooves the size of dinner plates. Despite their imposing size, the horses have a pleasant, very gentle temperament. Each of the horses has its own distinct personality.
The Clydesdale Barn was originally built in 1936 and was restored by a group of Amish barn specialists in 1997. Bring the whole family to meet these gentle giants and look around the property. A zebra and several miniature horses are also waiting to meet new visitors. Express Clydesdales Ranch and the Yukon Historical Society have helped preserve the history of the cattle drive days and Old West heritage through Chisholm Trail exhibits located in the barn's loft area and throughout the ranch property. Stop by the welcome center's gift shop to find treasured keepsakes from your visit. Scheduled tours are available.
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