Clydesdales get ready for a special show in BrookhavenPublished 11:59am Monday, February 3, 2014
The Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales will meet the public Monday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the stall barn near the arena at the Lincoln Civic Center, but Sunday afternoon, the horses and their handlers put on a special show for Anheuser-Busch contest winner Josh Smith of Brookhaven and his family and friends (please see related photo gallery).
Getting eight horses ready for show time takes the efforts of all six human members of the Clydesdales’ East Coast Hitch team, based out of Merrimack, N.H.
The 7,000 lb. wagon is pulled by eight horses, each weighing an average of 2,000 lbs. “We travel with 10 horses and hitch eight to the wagon at one time,” explained Dave Thomas, East Coast Hitch supervisor. The entourage requires three semis to move from place to place, staying on the road nine to 10 months a year.