Haven’t you always wondered if the Clydesdales in the commercials weren’t really computer-generated animations?
Well, they’re not. They’re real horses that have a “day job” pulling the famous Budweiser hitch.
Their acting coach/trainer is an Australian who originally came to Wyoming to ride on the rodeo circuit.
Over on The Jurga Report, Fran Jurga introduces us to Robin Wiltshire, the trainer of the Clydesdales used in the commercials that we all love.
Wiltshire knows how to get results fast and humanely, according to this article from his local paper. The article gives us a look into his process, as well as an idea of how long it takes to get the big horses camera-ready.
Not only does he train horses and cattle to star in commercials, but he trains TV producers well, too — definitely a species that doesn’t accept direction well themselves.
So, let’s see it in action.
Remember the Budweiser Clydesdale snowball fight commercial?
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of how the commercial was made.
Wiltshire’s website includes more videos and some dramatic still photos, so don’t forget to check that out.
So, what was your favorite Budweiser Clydesdale commercial? Feel free to leave your answer in the comments. Our readers are nice and don’t bite.
Thanks, Fran, for the heads up.