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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - It all started on April 7, 1933.

"It was August Busch Jr.'s idea to present his dad with a team of Clydesdales," explains John Soto, supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch.

It was a gift to celebrate the repeal of prohibition.

"When that took off, they were part of Anheuser Busch," Soto said.

And well, more than 80 years later, these big beautiful horses are still pulling beer wagons through parades.

"They do over 300 appearances a year," a tour guide points out.

And these days, this farm in Booneville, Mo. is where it all begins.

"There's 340 acres on this farm," the guide says.

Warm Springs Ranch is the Budweiser Clydesdales breeding farm because these aren't just any Clydesdales.

"What we're trying to raise is the perfect Budweiser Clydesdale which is the bay in color the four white legs the dark mane and tail," Soto explains.

And when InBev bought the company, they bought the Clydesdales.

"The neat thing is the Anheuser Busch of today is still has devoted to the Clydesdales with the heritage and the tradition and the care as August Busch Jr. was back in 1933 when he started the Budweiser Clydesdales.

You might say they're born with a silver trough in their mouths.

"We like to say they're not spoiled they're pampered," Soto adds.

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