The Budweiser Clydesdale clan welcomed their newest horse on Tuesday, and his name is Mac. He was born at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri, where he will learn the sophisticated art of marketing. Mother and foal are both doing well.
The Budweiser Clydesdale tradition began after prohibition ended in the United States. The original horses were a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of America being permitted to get legally drunk again. It's not surprising that rich kids named "Augustus" and "Adolphus" had access to horses.
Anheuser-Busch has a herd of more than 160 horses that help them sell beer. Mac will soon begin his apprenticeship in which he'll learn to pull carts, hate Miller beer products, and talk to dalmatians (one of Budweiser's other flagship animals used in commercials).