The Clydesdales are part of the Erie County Fair and on Wednesday, performed at the Seneca Allegheny Casino in Salamanca. The Clysdales travel in teams of 10, but only 8 are "hitched" for the shows.
It takes anywhere from 5 to 6 hours to prepare these gentle giants for a show. Show prep includes washing and grooming and making sure their white legs are as clean as can be. It also takes a couple hours to polish the harness and wagon and hitch the horses together.
The Clydesdales were introduced to the public in 1933 to celebrate the repeal of prohibition.
There are 4 teams of Clydesdales that travel the country putting on shows. The teams and handlers spend 340 days on the road.
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