Caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales
They’re some of the most iconic horses in the country, each sporting a big white blaze, a deep bay coat, a soft black mane, and long white feathers. The dashing team of eight pulls a towering red beer wagon with a Dalmatian perched next to the driver. They are, of course, the Budweiser Clydesdales.
Each year, three Budweiser hitch teams travel the country making appearances at events ranging from parades to sporting events, and at each performance every horse looks a picture of health. How do these equine celebrities stay in top shape while traveling frequently? TheHorse.com asked Dave Thomas, supervisor of the East Coast hitch based in Merrimack, N.H., when his team made a recent visit to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.
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