CT horse rescue takes in Clydesdales - WFSB 3 Connecticut

CT horse rescue takes in Clydesdales

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HADDAM NECK, CT (WFSB) -

A local nonprofit draft horse rescue led by Dr. Stacey Golub has decided to take in five untamed Clydesdale horses after the sudden death of their owner in Maine.

The family of the owner became involved with the Humane Society in Maine in an attempt to figure out what to do with the horses. That's when Golub stepped in offering to take the horses when not too many people would make that offer because they're untamed.

Some of the Clydesdale horses that arrived Tuesday afternoon are connected to the ones in Budweiser commericals.

"The gentleman that owned them used to breed horses for Budweiser," said Golub. "They had some horses that ended up in the Budweiser hitch so a couple of these are relatives of those."

These Clydesdales have had very little human touch since they mostly roamed free, which will make it difficult to train them. 

However, once they are ready and trained, they will hopefully be adopted into new homes.

"They're so a part of the history of this country," said Golub. "They built this country."  

For more information on the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, click here.

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