Right now my life is like an unfinished story. I jump from one activity to another without finishing the first. And so it is with the second part of my visit to the Anheuser-Busch facility in Fairfield, California to see the famous Clydesdale horse team in action. So many things got in the way of my posting this blog, including a two-day Toastmaster conference.

But here I am at the computer ready to show you images of these beautiful horses. I received conflicting information of the horses’ ages. I can tell you that when they can no longer participate in parades, they live on a ranch and enjoy the rest of their natural life.

Another fact that amazed me was the time it took to dress the horses (in their fancy harnesses) and hitch up the team. Once the eight horses were hitched, they did one horse at a time, April (the dalmatian) and the drivers got on board for the ride around the parking lot.

I came home with over 500 shots to go through because I finally decided to use continuous shutter speed. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wade through them, just a few select ones.

4 thoughts on “The unfinished story: The Clydesdale parade, Fairfield

  1. Thank you. I’ve been in Toastmasters for 30 years, helping others the way I was helped. It really changed my life. But, I think I’m ready to at least get out of the leadership roles I’ve played all these years.

  2. Great photos, Anne!!! I was looking forward to reading this post!!! I saw the Budweiser commercials with the Clydesdale horses and I loved them (I used to ride when I was a girl, so I have a little obsession with horses, hehehe), so I was very curious when you posted the first part! They’re gorgeous animals and I like how you captured them! 🙂 The portraits are fantastic, but I specially like the photo of the hoof (not sure if this is the right word) with all that silky hair in movement in the air.

  3. Thanks Mercedes. I had never seen the Clydesdales in person. Now, I want to see them in an actual big parade. They are beautiful. I couldn’t believe how long it took to hitch the team. This was the first time I used continuous shutter, and that’s how I got the hoof.

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