Before the Clydesdales

We are all very familiar with the Budweiser Clydesdales from the Superbowl and holiday commercials. You can’t help but love them, right?

But did you know that before they used Clydesdales for promotional work, Anheuser Busch, the makers of Budweiser, used an Arabian stallion called Bahim Hisan.

Here’s a video of him in his prime:

They had bought him in the 1990’s for $185,000 (about $325,000 in today’s money).

So why am I telling you this?

Because Kit, one of the 2 Arabian stallions I’ve recently had the joy of training, is the son of Bahim.

His owner had bought Bahim from Anheuser Busch and then bred him and Kit is one of his babies. In fact, I’m the first trainer to be allowed to work with him, after the owner herself.

It’s been such a blessing and a privilege to be able to work with this amazing horse, especially given his incredible bloodline and background.

Kit’s owner recently found an old VHS tape of Bahim and gave me a copy. I had it converted to digital and then added the photos in front and back from ones I found on the internet.

It’s so weird to think that I am now training this great horse’s son and you can see where Kit gets his good looks from.

Going back to the series, we’ve had almost 250 people follow it and have received feedback such as:

“I just want to say that I am enjoying these videos immensely! Your work with these two stallions is inspiring!!”Wendy

“I really enjoyed this series and am so glad that their introduction worked out so good. They both are beautiful to see and now hope they both enjoy being together.”Connie

“Absolutely love it!!!… Arabs are great and Danny Boy & Kit are fabulous! Can’t wait to see more!!”Gina

“Loving watching you work with these stallions!”Elisea

“Thanks Teddie for this wonderful opportunity to see you working with the stallions.”Alice

“Great videos. Can’t wait to see more.”Jan

“Great to see Teddie. Loved what you did, especially asking him to go back and be polite without needing a stick or rope. Beautiful demonstration.”Robyn

“That was an awesome interaction! Can’t wait to see more.”Jean

“I’m enjoying the videos I’ve watched. Thank you for sharing these with us. I look forward to watching Danny and Kit as they make their journey with you. So far, it looks like they are settling into the routine quite nicely. Good job!”Leslie

“Thank you, Teddie. You are wonderful.”Melanie

“I love learning about your interaction with horses and making it a positive experience. Thanks.”Catherine

“Brilliant!”Myra

“I’m enjoying this series, thank you. I love the way you go slowly, and let the horse set the pace, not rushing them, also listening to them and accepting their ‘no’.”Pam

“Love your patience with both Danny and Kit! It’s wonderful to see them progress.”Sue

Well, you get the idea!

I’m thinking of running it again, this time as a 4-day online seminar series, so if you missed seeing the first set of videos and are interested in this, then let me know in the comments below.

In the meantime, here’s a video from the series where the two stallions, Kit and Danny, got to meet each other for the first time.

 

 

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