I’m not pushing beer, Budweiser or any other brand today. I’m a Super Bowl Commercial devotee, but an even bigger horse fan. I’m sharing this one for those of you who won’t be watching on Sunday. As soon as I saw this ad, it tugged at my heart. It’s the 125th ad the company has shot for the Super Bowl. The foal starring in this video is seven days old.
A Little Whimsy: The Clydesdale is a breed of draught horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named after that region. The breed was originally used for farming and haulage, and is still used for draught purposes today. The Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most famous Clydesdales, and other members of the breed are used as drum horses by the British Household Cavalry. They have also been used to create and improve other draught breeds.
The breed was developed from Flemish stallions imported to Scotland and crossed with local mares. The first recorded use of the name “Clydesdale” for the breed was in 1826, and by 1830 a system of hiring stallions had begun that resulted in the spread of Clydesdale horses throughout Scotland and into northern England.