When I returned from the Ohio State Fair, there was a note in my message box from Dave, one of the organizers for this year’s Pioneer Days in Kalida. He wondered if I would be the official on-call veterinarian for the Budweiser Clydesdales. Well, heck yes! I love the Clydesdales!
I had this same gig a few years back and although it was uneventful from a health and safety standpoint for the Clydesdales, it proved to be a very memorable weekend.
That spring I had seven pregnant Belgian mares, all bred artificially to a family of famous stallions from Pennsylvania. This was Bonnie’s and my eighth year of breeding horses via artificial insemination and we had had unbelievable luck, including a stretch of 18 fillies in a row. The thing about luck, though, is sometimes you don’t know how good the good is — until it’s gone.
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