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How much does a Clydesdale eat?

January 31, 2014

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The Budweiser Clydesdales are a celebrated American icon, appearing at parades and events around the country. What does it take to keep those horses fueled up? When the Clydesdales spent a layover at a boarding stable in St. Louis, one enterprising boarder set up a GoPro camera to record one of the big guys for the night, and then created this time lapse of how he spent his evening. Watch as he makes his big pile of hay disappear, gobbles up his grain (around 4:30), gets visited by a bird friend a few times, and keeps the barn workers busy.

 

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Sharon    San Francisco, CA

2/7/2014 10:25:54 PM

Oops! Read the story after my comment...Well if it was overnight, that's not so bad....assuming a nice stretch in a pasture or the like come sunrise...

Sharon    San Francisco, CA

2/7/2014 10:21:09 PM

Is this poor horse cooped up in this small space all day? Seems it would drive him mad...I love Clydesdales....don't like the idea of imprisonment for cool bud ads....

kygal    rural, KY

2/6/2014 1:40:12 PM

sweet horse

Savannah    Los Angeles, CA

2/5/2014 8:39:18 PM

Lora, it's that small metal bowl in the right-hand corner of the stall. It's an automatic waterer.

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