Man Has Been Taking Care Of Famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses For 35 Years

The Budweiser Clydesdales are one of the few ads that people remember as vividly as the Budweiser Clydesdales. Even if you don’t drink, the emotional content and, of course, the gorgeous horses will move you.

But where did these stunning dark bay beauties with their trademark wide blaze and four white socks come from? Someone must take extra special care not only in the breeding of these foals, but also in their socialization, so that they can grow up and perform in everything from parades to commercials.

John Soto is that “someone.” He manages the 300-acre Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri, which is home to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

Soto has been assisting in the upkeep of their beautiful stock and ensuring that each foal is born healthy and happy for the past 35 years. During that time, he has assisted in the raising of 400-500 Clydesdales. He also looks after the retired horses who have served in the harness.

Then it’s up to him to make sure these beauties are properly raised so they can perform as expected when they join one of Budweiser’s three traveling teams. And, despite the fact that these baby horses are full of sass and attitude, Soto treats them all with love and care.

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