Monday, December 14, 2015

The Day the Clydesdales Came to Town

I don't drink beer...
except when in the Hofbrauhaus in Munich
because that's what you do in the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.
And then I cheat and drink a radler.

Is That You Grandpa? 

I don't really care for horses either...
mostly because I don't like horse people.
Most of them - in my area at least -
are rude and snobby.
If you're a horse person,
I'm sure you wouldn't be one of the rude and snobby ones.

Red, White and Black All Over

Enter the Budweiser Clydesdales -
Beer and Horses.
You'd think I wouldn't be interested,
but I was.

Handling the Reins.

It was a wonderful photo op kind of day
right in my suburban town of Ambler, Pennsylvania -
a warm December day,
crowds of people,
small town venue,
and big attraction.

Eight Horse Power 

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets
to catch a glimpse -
but the best glimpse was after the spectators dispersed
and the team came back through town.
Shhhh...that's a great photo op secret.

Get Me Down or I Will Relieve Myself on This Tree

I have a new appreciation for
horses and beer -
thanks to
The Budweiser Clydesdales who
visited Ambler, PA on Dec. 12, 2015.
I hope they come again sometime.

Here is an interesting video about the clydesdales


MadSnapper said...

i love horses and I love these photos. ALL OF THEM... email me please and tell me how you get that blown out white sky behind the guys driving and the dog.. you would like the horse people here if you like old time westerns. my friends and their friends where jeans and look like cowboys and live on ranches that could be use for a western. they are old time Florida, like from the 1860's type.

Chere Mama said...

OH, they all look so snappy - that dalmation is hilarious!!

Martha said...

Thanks for sharing. I had to work or I would have made my way there!

Tamar SB said...

I've herd seeing them in person is amazing! Great post!

Wayne said...

That was pretty cool of them to come down Butler Ave. They are massive horses.

kathyinozarks said...

they are awesome aren't they? years ago I got to see them at the Wisconsin State Fair-fond memories

Mersad said...

It's fun to observe them. You got some great photos out of it. Thanks so much for linking in with "Through My Lens".

Mersad Donko Photography

Out And About Global said...

I don't know which I prefer, the horses or the dog? Both are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love the gesture and expressions in the pic with the two riders and the Dalmation!

~JarieLyn~ said...

How amazing. I love horses and most horse least the western type horse people. Not so sure about the fancy shmancy show horse people. Your photos are awesome. Wish I could have been there.

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

I love Clydesdales, the gentle giants, always have, always will. Beautiful.

elizabeth said...

Who doesn't love those magnificent Clydesdales!

A Colorful World said...

I don't think there's a person in this world that doesn't love those Clydesdales! Great post! (Don't blame horses for horse people being rude! :( Maybe just wish they'd get bucked off! :-) )

fredamans said...

I love horses, more than people... lol... and I love tat Dalmation too! :-)

Sarah Huizenga said...

They were here not too long ago too. But I think that might have been when I was in PA.

likeschocolate said...

I am not really a horst person either, but these horses are pretty impressive. Love the sense of tradition in these photos! Happy Holidays!

Stephanie 139a said...

What a fab day and that dog in the last picture made me giggle, such an expressive face! :) #LTTL

EricaSta said...

Beautiful captures for WednesdayAroundTheWorld.

Lisa said...

I've seen the Clydesdales in person as well. They are magnificent animals. Their breeding farm is not too far from where we live so we can go see the babies each spring! Beautiful shots. Love the one of the Dalmatian on top of the wagon. #LTTL

Anonymous said...

The Clyesdales came to our town this summer and I regret not heading out to take photos. I love these shots and your edits, they look very vintage. Lisa #LTTL