The Budweiser Clydesdales have welcomed in nine new family members, with six more expected to join the world shortly.
The famous Budweiser Clydesdale family has grown by nine, and there are six more foals on the way. Warm Springs Ranch, the Missouri breeding farm for the Budweiser Clydesdales, is experiencing a baby boom this year. The farm houses more than 70 horses, including foals, mares, and stallions.
The nine foals born so far this year include five fillies and four colts. They're all curious and playful, and Warm Springs Ranch posts updates and photos to their Facebook page as the foals are born. Clydesdale foals can weigh 150 pounds; once full-grown, they'll weigh between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds.
The foals born at Warm Springs Ranch may be eligible to serve in the Budweiser hitch, but they have to meet specific requirements. Hitch horses need to be at least 18 hands when full-grown and need to weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds. They also have to be geldings who are four years or older. Hitch horses need to be bay, have four white stockings, a white blaze, and a black mane and tail.
Love these babies? You can see them for yourself - all you have to do is head to Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri for a tour. Both guided and private V.I.P. tours are offered by the ranch from March through November. You check availiability here.
You'll get to go behind the scenes and see the inner workings of the ranch, and Budweiser beer samplings are even included for attendees ages 21+. What better way to get up close and personal with these incredible horses?
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All images: Warm Springs Ranch via Facebook
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