ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WKRG) — Welcome to the world, Carly!
On Wednesday, Warm Springs Ranch in Montana announced the birth of the first Clydesdale born this year. They named her Carly. Clydesdales are given short names so it’s easier for drivers to give them commands during a performance, according to their website. The video above shows her taking her first few steps!
Carly was born Warm Springs Ranch “Home of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales” but she isn’t a “Budweiser Clydesdale” just yet. There are some strict standards she must meet. Budweiser Clydesdales must “stand at least 18 hands high (or 6 feet tall),” according to their website. “They must be geldings and at least 4 years old. They must have a bay coat, four white stockings, a blaze of white on the face, a black mane and a black tail. And they must weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds.” As you can tell, she will have some big ‘horseshoes’ to fill.
People can visit Carly at the ranch as early as March 23 when the season opens! For information visit their website by clicking here.