The imposing, beautiful Clydesdales of Budweiser beer are finishing up a stay at the UC Davis horse barns.
The beer company equine representatives have been visiting the university stalls after an appearance at the Golden State Warriors championship parade. The horses leave in the predawn hours Thursday to an appearance at the Calgary Stampede rodeo.
Visitors are welcome to view the big horses before they leave for Canada. The UC Davis Horse Barn is on La Rue Road, across from Parking Lot 47 and Meyer Hall.
Clydesdales were developed for farm work in Clydesdale, Scotland. The Budweiser horses, with long hairs on the lower leg that cover the hooves, made their first appearance on April 7, 1933.
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The Bud horses were a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition.
In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their own mascot: the Dalmatian. The spotted dog serves as a companion to the 10-horse team and is also taking a break at UC Davis.