Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A Horse named Fire
I took pictures of the process of un-hitching this team and a video of the Dalmatian being helped off the big wagon.
Yes, this is me! I took a "selfie" because I happened to have on a red shirt and it looked like I was part of the crew. I wish!
I took a lovely video of these horses parading back to their home-base horse stall area. You can view this video by clicking the link below. You may need to have a Facebook account to view it.
Clydesdale horses were "bred up" over the years as a carriage horse, with long legs for transporting loaded wagons quickly. Belgians and Percheron horses were traditionally bred with shorter, heavy boned legs for strength in pulling plows and doing field work.
My own Percheron team is more the old-fashioned type of thick-bodied heavy-legged horses made for pulling a plow. I prefer the old style but don't get me wrong, I love to go see these amazing creatures at the State Fair.
I told them politely, that I'm sorry to be eaves-dropping but did I hear you say that your dad raised this beautiful horse. The woman said, "Yes, my dad raises Clydesdale horses and sold this horse named "Fire" to Budweiser.