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Ranch welcomes 28 Budweiser Clydesdale foals

Jun 7, 2012

Foaling season at Warm Springs Ranch in Cooper County is over, and there are 28 new members of the Budweiser Clydesdale family to show for it.

Two colts - Danny and Arnold - were the last two babies born at the ranch this year. Supervisor John Soto says the two are "almost twins" - they share a father and were born within minutes of each other,  inspiring Soto to name the foals after the 1988 movie "Twins."

"We usually try to name our foals using the first letter of the mother's name," Soto said. "It worked out perfectly. Diane's colt is named Danny, after Danny DeVito, and Ashley's colt is named Arnold, after Arnold Schwarzenegger."

Anheuser-Busch has about 200 Clydesdales in its herd, with about half of them at Warm Springs Ranch. The public is allowed to visit the Clydesdales through twice-daily tours of the ranch.