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Famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales - 1

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Yup. Mares and stallions tend to have minds of their own, while geldings are more likely to go along with what people want them to do. And with that much weight pulling a wagon, you reeeeeeeeally want them to behave! ;-) Saw them in New Hampshire about 20 years ago and they certainly are gorgeous and impressive close up!

puzzaddled

LOL, Laura... Stallions could be problematic...just like PG?

laurajane

Ahem, PG...All hitch horses are geldings, characterized by their even temperament and stronger, more natural draft horse appearance.

sue1

I visited Grant's Farm, where you are able to get close and pet them (if the horse doesn't mind). Babies too, such a grand place.

snooker

Saw them once in MN and loved them.

puzzaddled

Notice that we all ignored him, Robbie? Bad boy is just trying it on. Ahem...technically, PG, they are all geldings! If you try to keep egging the ladies on, they just might suggest how you could try out for the team... (a below the belt shot, if I've ever given one!)

Ignore him Laura...these are wonderful animals and I'm glad that you showcased them for us.

Robbiel

Give up PG.......Ha, ha, ha!!! I couldn't believe the size of them when I saw them in Florida LJ, they really are magnificent as stated, thanks for the pics.

laurajane

Hi everybody! Thank you for the nice comments! I spent the evening fixing a friend's mess on their computer, then downloaded a good antivirus program. I haven't had any time to solve puzzles today, but tomorrow is another day!

robryan

Beautiful creatures Laura - thanks for the set.

pumpkinhead

Wonderful set.

PLG1958

Wonderful set! Thank you!

jacquescamus

love the horses Laura

mipahollo1

They are such magnificent animals. I've seen them in many parades in New Orleans, and they are always my favorite commercial during the Super Bowl!

chickiemama

Aren't they great? I saw them at the Milwaukee Great Circus Parade and again at Anheuser Busch in St. Louis.

photogent

Notice they use only males since the females are always a pain in the harness to get to do anything you ask of them. Now if that don't set the place a rockin I give up!

goingsilver

Love them! They are stunning animals.

puzzaddled

It was wonderful to go through the stables when we were on vacay down in Florida several years ago. Thanks for the memories...I'm still that horse crazy girl, at heart!

laurajane

You all about this, Cel, since you live here in the area!

CelesteH

Awesome LJ
Thanks for the info :) smiles

laurajane

Yes, Ank. They are used in commercials, promotions, parades and shows.

laurajane

The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are home to approximately 25 Clydesdale mares, geldings, stallions and foals. Anheuser-Busch has one of the world's largest herds of Clydesdale horses and owns more than 200 nationwide. Only the finest Clydesdales become part of the Budweiser teams. The physical requirements are strict. The ideal Budweiser Clydesdale should possess the following characteristics:
The full-grown Clydesdale should stand 18 hands (about 6 feet) at the shoulder and weigh between 2,000 and 2,300 pounds.
The ideal horse is bay in color, has a blaze of white on its face, a black mane and black tail.
Most important, the Clydesdale will have white feathering on all four legs and feet. All hitch horses are geldings, characterized by their even temperament and stronger, more natural draft horse appearance.

puzzeljac

Very beautiful horses Laura. Do they make shows?

laurajane

Thanks for stopping by, gnt1041.

gnt1041

Nice pic laurajane

laurajane

Well said, Fidget. They are poetry in motion!

Fidget

Magnificent animals!