Meet the Budweiser Clydesdale horses (video)
Clydesdale horses are famous because they are part of the Budweiser marketing.
These horses, which are born and raised up in Warm Springs Ranch near Boonville, Missouri, were once featured by USA Today.
Since their breed shot to fame in the Super Bowl adverts 30 years ago, the iconic horses have become part and parcel of the annual celebration of commercials and sport.
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As the USA Today clip shows, Clydesdales are fascinating animals. Many of them are very friendly and affectionate. One of them even kissed a cameraman in the video.
The baby horses look quite eager to mature, too, with their high-spirited demeanor. Full of energy and life, they can be seen running wild among older horses.
CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HORSES
Clydesdales have been adopted by Americans as cultural symbols of good old-fashioned grit, strength and hard work.
Being featured in the clever Budweiser marketing advertisements, these horses have also come to become associated with beer.
Anheuser-Busch, the owners and brewers of the Budweiser brand of beer, chose Clydesdale horses to be the company’s mascot.
These horses have gained international fame and are loved by generations.
Budweiser Clydesdales are bred to an exact standard at the Warm Springs Ranch, where visitors can get up close and personal with about 70 horses.
To qualify as a Budweiser Clydesdale, a horse must have a snowy white face and four white legs. Their bodies should be bay colored, which is a rich reddish-brown tinged type of coat, with a darker mane and tail.
Proud caretakers and birthing coaches have assisted hundreds of Clydesdale mares giving birth to baby foals.
The lineage of Clydesdale horses can be traced back to Scotland where the first mention of the name ‘Clydesdale’ was recorded.
They were originally bred to be draught horses, hauling heavy carts and equipment such as plows.
Horse, in general, are known for their grace. In one video uploaded to YouTube, a horse can be seen performing a line dance routine in perfect synchronization and harmony with other rodeos which are quite flawless.