You can see Budweiser Clydesdales at grand parades and festivals around the country, because they are representatives of the Budweiser brand. This horses are the icons of the brand, but the questions is, how did they get to be the chosen ones for the company? What kind of life does a Budweiser Clydesdale have?
Here is a video for you, where you can see how does a Budweiser Clydesdale live, how they are cared for, transported etc. The moment from the video are captured at the Anheuser Bush factory, in Fort Collins, Colorado, where they spend only several weeks during the year. Most of the time Budweiser Clydesdale travel around the country.
It’s not a small step to transport a Clydesdale. In order to have the smoothest ride possible, these horses travel in 50 foot tractor-trailers, that are supplied with air ride suspension. The team of ten horses gets a good night’s rest each and every night during the traveling. They travel in three tractor-trailers.
Warm Springs Ranch which encompasses 300 acres is a facility and breeding farm for the Budweiser Clydesdales. It was established in 2008 in Missouri. Nearly 70 Clydesdales including mares, foals and stallions are accommodated there.
But not any Clydesdale succeeds to be a Budweiser Clydesdale. It’s a long and detailed process with lot of details. First of all, they must be at least 18 hands high, their weight must be between 1800 and 2300 pounds and they should not be younger then four years. To be bay and to have four stockings and a blaze on their face are some other conditions that they have to fulfill.
The Warm Springs Ranch organizes tours around the facility in order to give a chance to horse lovers to meet Budweiser Clydesdales while they are not on duty. We must say that these horses get a lot of attention, because there is a lot of interest for those tours. Also you can meet them while they are doing their job around the country.