by Budweiser Clydesdale Blog Staff | Jan 24, 2014
With the Budweiser Clydesdales working year round, how are they able to look so sharp at all times? Well, it starts with keeping their hair short throughout the winter. But that creates another problem: How do they stay warm and healthy? Simple. They use blankets just like us! But not just any blankets... Custom red blankets fit for a Clydesdale! Blankets are critical in keeping the Clydesdales warm and toasty. When temperatures drop the Clydesdales are covered with custom blankets, light ones when it’s cool and heavier ones when it gets really cold. And these aren’t just any blankets. These blankets are bright red to help celebrate the festivities of the winter season. You can imagine that the sight of a well-groomed Budweiser Clydesdale dressed to the nines in red draws quite a lot of attention! Folks love taking holiday-themed pictures with the Clydesdales all cozy and warm in their festive blankets.
However, there are some areas where you probably will never see one in a blanket. The Clydesdales lucky enough to travel through the South during the winter are likely to be warm enough without blankets. In those areas, it’s unlikely you’ll see them dressed up in red unless there’s unusually chilly weather. And, finally, what about Chip the Dalmatian? As an integral part of the team, he needs to match his friends and stay warm too! So if the Clydesdales are dressed in their red blankets, you’re likely to find Chip dressed up in his very own bright red blanket as well! Stay warm, Clydesdale lovers!