More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
The Clydesdales horses are used for promotions and commercials and there are several “hitches” or teams of horses that travel around the United States and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters. Today, the Budweiser Clydesdales continue to be an enduring symbol of the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality, making hundreds of appearances across the country each year.
They have also introduced the first foal born in 2019 to the world and they have named her Carly. The video of the newborn has been shared on Facebook and the foal seem pretty sure-footed. We can Carly hopping around and getting used to her legs around her legs as she stays close to her mama. Watch the gorgeous foal trying to take her first steps!
World, meet Carly, our first foal born this year! 🐎Here she is taking some of her first steps. Who wants to meet her on March 23rd when we open for the season? Get your tickets at www.warmspringsranch.com.
Posted by Warm Springs Ranch on Wednesday, March 13, 2019