Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Clydesdales Came To Town!

Actually, they came to Marion, an hour down the road. It was worth the trip to see them, and to learn a bit.

                                  Click the photo to enlarge it.

                                             Rocco, one of the Wheel Horses.


Each horse had his specs and stats listed. 

A question on my mind was how these big guys are shod so they can navigate paved roads without slipping. The shoes have Borium brazed on the bottom. Borium saves wear on the shoes and it is grippier on pavement than steel. The Clydesdales cannot go on polished concrete, so the arena they were in had Astroturf where the horses needed to walk. Smooth, decorative brick streets are dangerous, but navigable if care is used. 

It was a good time. We went to Walt's Pizza afterward. 

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