5 Facts You Did Not Know About The Budweiser Clydesdales [ Video ]
You have seen them at the Superbowl, in commercials, and in Washington D.C. they are the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Her are some interesting facts that you may not know about the horses.1. How do they qualify to become a Budweiser Clydesdale?- They have to be a gelding that is at least four years old. They have to stand 72 inches, weigh between 1800 and 2300 pounds, be bay in color, have four white stocking feet, along with a black mane and tail.
2. Do the Clydesdales have names?- Yes they do. The names are kept short so that is easier for the driver to give commands, names like Captain, Mark, Bud, and Duke are used.
3. Eight horses are hitched together to pull the wagon. Two horses travel as alternates.
4. Twelve horses are transported to each appearance in three fifty foot tractor trailers.
5. Expert groomers travel with the Clydesdales. They are on the road for about ten months every year. When needed one handler has night duty to provide round the clock care for the horses, making sure they are safe and comfortable. Here is the original Clydesdale commercial.