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First Came the Kentucky Derby Barbie …

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Fran Jurga at The Jurga Report riffed about the news that Mattel had created a Kentucky Derby Barbie.

Fran wants to know, Why not backstretch Barbie? She certainly would appeal to edgier little girls who would be insulted by a foofy fashion doll.  After all, Barbie has sported fashions appropriate to many different careers in her 50 years.

But I say, why not fit both needs — for personal empowerment and fashion-forward dreams. And I have just the equestrian in mind.

Or is this a good idea after all? Let’s mull this over together.

Budweiser Clydesdales’ Acting Coach

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Video of Robin Wiltshire training the Budweiser Clydesdales.

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.