Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Budweiser Clydesdales, Birmingham, AL

Budweiser Clydesdales, Birmingham, AL

Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex

Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex

Photo Op

Photo Op

Bathtime

Bathtime

Trotting for for a checkup.

Trotting for for a checkup.

Stall set-up: Hay net, salt, bucket.

Stall set-up: Hay net, salt, bucket.

As a dutiful graduate of USPC, I was concerned that the stall bars were too far apart. Possible hoof trap?

Not these hooves.

Not these hooves.

As I get older, I am less and less amused by alcohol as an activity, as a source of comedy, or as a social event [Aftermath: PSA]. Therefore, I was ambivalent about this post. On one hand, free advertising for a beer company. On the other hand, Clydesdales! Apparently, my principles crumble in the presence of a pretty face.

King greets an admirer. Photo by Judy Tavakoli

King greets an admirer.
Photo by Judy Tavakoli

Clydesdales on RS
Superbowl Sunday
Bucket List – Accomplished
Postcrossing

Barn Tour on RS
Foto Friday: Horses of Colonial Williamsburg

Update #followthehitch

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "Foto Friday: Horses in the City" (5)

  1. Love all thoughts here and trotting photo w/shadow is a keeper! Meg McKinney.

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  2. Short tail?

  3. Photos: Thank you.

    Short tail: I heard part of an answer that had to do with the tail getting in the way of the horse behind. I have to wonder if fashion/tradition plays a part. That’s not a question that Budweiser PR is going to answer.

  4. More on docking. A brief Google search found pro & con:

    Con
    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?697965-Budweiser-Clydesdales-docking
    Pro
    http://myhorseforum.com/threads/re-draft-horse-tails-and-why-docking-is-a-necessary-safety-feature.53756/

    Visceral response is that I don’t like it, but don’t know enough to speak authoritatively. Anyone have thoughts?

  5. While we are on the dark side of the Clydes, what happens to the foals they breed who do not have the correct markings? The spiel says they have other jobs. Black helicopters on the Internet disagree. Anyone?

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