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The Big Horses Come to Town

The Budweiser Clydesdales are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year.

A team of the famous horses are in town this weekend for the WRCA Ranch Rodeo. You would not believe the size of the World Famous Budweiser Cydesdale. They stand between 17- 19 Hands and weigh 1800-2300 pounds. Their hooves are as big as my head.

There are 10 horses that travel with the team and 6 guys to take care of them. It takes 8 horses to hitch the wagon but 2 extra to fill in if needed. This is the 9th year the team has been to Amarillo. The hitch re-enacts how the beer used to be unloaded from the wagon.

This is a show you have to see.

The small turns the wagon can make and horse work is amazing. To be a Budweiser Clydesdale the horse must have 4 stocking feet and be bay in color with a blaze face. The horses on this hitch range from 5 - 12 years old.

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