The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make their third appearance at the Carroll County Farm Museum from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.
The eight horses will be harnessed and hitched to a red beer wagon for a ride around the Farm Museum grounds. The unloading and harnessing of the horses, which will be at 3 p.m., is a show in itself as the huge animals stand docile for their decoration.
Then the horses will be hitched to the Studebaker-built wagon. The wagon and horses together weigh 12 tons and are handled by a driver and assistant.
The horses will parade around the blacktop parking area, then enter the museum grounds for pictures.
Photographers will take pictures of visitors with the horses for $2. Proceeds from the photos will benefit the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program.
Children must be accompanied by adults for photographs.
Three teams of Budweiser Clydesdales make 300 appearances around the country each year. Horses chosen for the traveling teams are 3 years old, stand approximately 18 hands -- 6 feet -- tall and weigh 1,800 to 2,000 pounds. They are bay in color, with four white stockings, a blaze of white on the face, and black manes and tails.
Each hitch also travels with two Dalmatians. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were trained to guard the horses and wagons while the drivers made deliveries.
The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Admission to see the Clydesdales is free, but the buildings will not be open.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.