What Does It Take To Become A Budweiser Clydesdale Star? These Horses Are Simply Beautiful…

Clydesdale Story
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The Budweiser Clydesdale’s are famous throughout the world.  They are a symbol for the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Company.

I was surfing the net for something out of the ordinary to write about.  I love all animals and horses are one of my passions.

If you watch the Super Bowl, or just watch the commercials, you are sure to see these magnificent creatures.  They are big and beautiful. Clydesdale’s have been the mascot for Budweiser since the 1930’s.  They were used to celebrate the end of prohibition.

In order to be a Budweiser Clydesdale, they have to be even tempered, a gelding, and be very strong.  They must also be at least 18 hands (72 inches at the withers) and weigh between 1800 to 2300 pounds.  That is a BIG horse. These giants must also be bay in color (reddish-brown coat and black main and tail) and have 4 white stockings with a white blaze on the face.

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They are bred for Anheuser Busch in Boonville, MI (this is one facility) where they have around 250 horses.  These horses receive round the clock care.

When they are going on tour it takes (3) 50 foot semi’s to move them.  They are much pampered.  Clydesdales have been a part of the Super Bowl since 1986 and they even appear in the Rose Parade.

In the video below you will get to see just how they raise these horses and just how stunning they really are.  Even if you are not a horse lover you will enjoy their beauty and amazing size.

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