Monday, May 20, 2013

The Budweiser Clydesdales

The Clydesdale Horses came into town and we went to see them in their temporary stables at the beer distributor who sponsored their visit.
They travel in three tractor trailers with all their gear.

The stalls were set up and mulch and flowers added to make everything attractive for the many visitors who came to observe them.

It was really a treat to watch a few horses being bathed.
The Clydesdale are famous for their size, strength, and lovely white fetlocks.

We were surprised that the Dalmatian was allowed to walk around the lot!
The next evening we saw the team hitched up and being driven in the parade. The driver is managing 75 pounds in his hands as that is the weight of the reins including the tension of the harnessed horses. Not to mention 16,000 pounds of horseflesh, well trained to their task, Thank Goodness!