There is something so magical and beautiful about a Clydesdale horse. It could be their strength and power while at the same time having soft features. Although Clydesdales can be used on the farm as draft horses, they are most recognized in relation to Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser beer. Continuing the legacy, Anheuser-Busch announced the birth of its newest Clydesdale, Eminem, recently.
Announced on Facebook, Eminem was named after his parents initials — Marcie and Myles — but spelled like the rapper, Eminem. Eminem was born at the breeding and training facility for the Budweiser’s Clydesdales: Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri. Eminem is ready for visitors at the facility and guest can expect to see more foals being born throughout the tour season.
The relation between Clydesdales and Anheuser-Busch go way back. Since 1933, Clydesdales have been a visual representation of Budweiser beer after the horses were a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition.
The Budweiser Clydesdale horses are known for their bay coloring with white marking on their face and feet. Eminem looks like a good candidate to join the World-Famous Budweiser hitch in the future — once his teeth come in.
According to the Warm Springs Ranch website, in order to join the World-Famous Budweiser hitch, a Clydesdale must meet certain requirements. They must stand at least 18 hands high (or 6 feet tall). They must be geldings and at least 4 years old. They must have a bay coat, four white stockings, a blaze of white on the face, a black mane and a black tail. And they must weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are most recognizable due to their exposure in many Super Bowl commercials. However, their most recent commercial sent goosebumps up and down our bodies. This is just another example of the horses and how they represent America’s great industrial spirit.