The Budweiser Clydesdales are arguably the most famous group of horses in the world. They’re known for their strength, elegance, and the sheer magnitude of their size. Individually these horses are incredible to look at, but when you put them together and watch their synchronized movements, it’s truly awe-inspiring.
The team of draft horses has come to be a symbol for the Budweiser brand. They’re famous for commercial appearances (especially their annual Super Bowl commercials), but the team also travels the country to visit with fans and educate the public about the Clydesdale breed.
The horses are experienced performers, but every now and then, the show doesn’t go as planned. The team of Budweiser Clydesdales was working in front of a packed crowd at an indoor arena when something suddenly went wrong. The crowd was transfixed by the beautiful synchronized movements as the giant draft horses maneuvered a wagon around the arena. But when the team went to make a turn, the horses suddenly collapsed to the ground. The audience gasps in horror.
People rush to help the horses after the announcer tells them not to panic. One woman in the stands is heard saying, “Oh my god.” It takes a few minutes to gather the horses again, but they are able to harness a few and make a valiant exit from the stadium. In the video below, you can see the entire event as it was captured by a fan.