The Budweiser Clydesdales are Americana on hooves. The Clydesdales made their debut back in 1933 — it was the Anheuser-Busch Company’s way of celebrating the end of Prohibition! Since then, they’ve sent teams of these massive and massively strong draft horses on tour all over the country to promote the company’s flagship product, Budweiser beer.
As anyone who’s had the good fortune to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person could tell you, there’s a lot more to it than beer. You don’t often get a chance to see horses like these. It was a different story back in the olden days. Immensely strong horses like these were used for heavy-duty farm work and hauling weighty cargo like coal and, well, beer. Clydesdales are instantly recognizable not only because of their huge size (they weigh upward of a ton) but also their distinctive hair-covered, and extremely large hooves.
If you haven’t seen the Budweiser Clydesdales in person, you’ve probably seen them on television. The horses have been the stars of numerous Budweiser commercials. We’ve posted an especially funny one for you below. It starts with a donkey confessing his life ambition: “Since I was born, I dreamed of being a Budweiser Clydesdale. Only problem is, I was born a donkey.” His goal is a seemingly impossible one, but he puts forth maximum effort. He practices the Clydesdale walk and works on his hauling skills. Little details matter: he doesn’t neglect to use hair extensions to give himself the right look around the hooves! And let’s give this donkey some credit: incredibly enough, the Clydesdales offer him a job interview. “They looked me in the eye and said, ‘What makes you think you can be a Clydesdale, son?'” You’ll have to check out the video to hear the donkey’s answer. It may not have been what the horses were hoping to hear, but give the donkey points for honesty.
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