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Couple raises Clydesdale horses

August 7, 2002

Clydesdale Horses are known for their classy look and big build. They're also known for beer commercials. We found a South Georgia couple who breeds and raises the fancy horses.

Jerry and Susan Grimsley of Miller County love their classy four-legged friends. Mr. Grimsley says, "His name is Logan. He's four years old. We just trained him to pull the wagons. He's a fine boy."

Clydesdale's are known for their white feathers around their hooves. They are originally from Scotland, but are bred right here in Miller County. Mr. Grimsley explains, "We started with one horse, now the family has grown to nine."

The Grimsley's just had their first Clydesdale babies - two boys and one girl. Mrs. Grimsley says, "This one born on April the fifth. Just a little baby. We had another colt born the same night within five hours of each other."

The young Clydesdales are born weighing 160 pounds, in four months they can grow to 600 pounds. Don't let their big stature scare you. Mr. Grimsley says, "Most of these horses have the same personalities. See how lovely they are."

Clydesdales love cold weather, so the South Georgia heat is sometimes tough on them. The Grimsley's spend at least 6 hours a day taking care of their fancy friends, but they say it's worth the daily effort.

The Grimsleys' use Clydesdales for proms, weddings and events. They love their horses so much, they named their golf course Clydesdale Meadows.