The Budweiser Clydesdales

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Do you watch the Super Bowl? Then you’ve seen the big, beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales in the commercial. They are magnificent, huge, hypnotizing – you just can’t miss them!

They also travel around the United States, doing shows at big events. It’s actually several teams of horses that are traveling around at the same time. Can you imagine if there was only one, and a couple horses got injured? One team of horses, called hitch consists of ten horses, but “only” eight is being driven at any one time. In case one horse needs to rest.

Did you know that the harness alone for a hitch (a team of eight horses) is more than $100 000?

 

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They are absolutely magical! I was lucky enough to meet them backstage before the show last Saturday, and they were as kind as they are huge! It was easy to see how attached they are to “their people”.  The man in front of them is about 5’10, then you can get an idea of how big they are. There are bigger breeds than Clydesdales, but they are definitely among the giants of horses.

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I took these photos at Red Bluff Round-Up last weekend. I hope you enjoyed meeting The Budweiser Clydesdales up close and personal :)

 

Have a great day!

/Maria

Cottonwood’s Beautiful Rodeo Queen

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