Ranch featuring Clydesdales to open for tours

BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A mid-Missouri ranch that serves as a breeding facility for Budweiser Clydesdale horses opens for public tours this Saturday.

Warm Springs Ranch is in the midst of the foaling season. Officials say more than 30 baby Clydesdales are expected to be born at the ranch near Boonville this year.

Ranch supervisor John Soto says foaling season starts in February and continues to June, and now is a very busy time.

Visitors can interact with the more than 100 Clydesdales, including some who have appeared on Budweiser commercials. The herd includes a horse born last year named “La Russa,” for the longtime Cardinals manager who retired after leading St. Louis to the 2011 World Series title.

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