30 years ago, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales debuted in first Super Bowl commercial. To this day, the ads featuring the beautiful draught horses remain some of the most popular. Whether the Clydesdales are playing football in a field or engaging in a snowball fight, there is a ton of training and hard work involved in the making of the revered ads.
Robin Wiltshire, alongside his dedicated wife Kate, is the man behind the magic. The Australian-born horse trainer extraordinaire is here to treat you to a fun and fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the Clydesdales as they “learn their marks” for the camera at Turtle Ranch. The clip reveals how goofy, easy-going, and intelligent these animals truly are.
Robin and Kate run the Turtle Ranch in Dubois, WY where the Clydesdales come to train with Robin. He uses a reward-based system, giving the horses plenty of love and praise for their hard work. He doesn’t rush his training, he rewards the horses, and he puts deliberate thought behind each and every move. The Clydesdales’ success is attributed to how well they get to know Robin and the fact he helps keep them so calm and eager to please. It doesn’t hurt that Robin’s dog is his faithful assistance, helping to direct the horses and making sure they’re always camera-ready
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