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UPDATED WITH PHOTO: Budweiser Clydesdales Head Through El Paseo, to Stagecoach

The world-famous horses were scheduled to head through El Paseo on their way to the Stagecoach country music festival.

A traveling team of Budweiser Clydesdales paraded down El Paseo Thursday before heading to Indio for the Stagecoach country music festival.

The world-famous horses, which stand six feet at the shoulder and weigh an average of 2,000 pounds apiece, were at the Palm Desert shopping district from 2 to 4 p.m., event spokesman Clay Seddon said.

There are six "hitches" or teams of Budweiser Clydesdales -- five of which travel around the country and one which remains at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Mo. Eight horses are driven at one time, but there are 10 horses on each team for rotation and rest purposes.

The horses will be at Stagecoach through Sunday, according to Budweiser's website.

Cheri April 26, 2013 at 04:56 AM
I am so glad I went to see them. they are magnificent creatures. So big but yet so graceful. I was able to see them in the end as well as the handlers were taking off the yokes and putting them back in the trailer. A wonderful experience.
Renee Schiavone (Editor) April 26, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Glad you were able to see them, Cheri! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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