Besides its beer, Budweiser is probably best known for its popular commercials, often featuring their distinctive Clydesdale horses. Thirty years ago, the showy Clydesdale team pulled the Budweiser wagon to the iconic "this Bud's for you" jingle; last year, a single Clydesdale made an appearance in a grocery store, gently reminding one man on a beer run exactly which brand he should be choosing. 

Budweiser also makes commercials based on particular events, including an emotional post-9/11 ad titled "Respect," depicting the Clydesdale team traveling to New York and bowing to the Manhattan skyline. One classic commercial, for the 1996 Super Bowl, had the horses playing football. It took months of training. "I'd say 95 percent of the stuff you see is real stuff, real horses doing it," said Jeff Knapper, Anheuser-Busch's general manager for Clydesdale operations, according  to One stunt that the horses couldn't do themselves was the kicking of the football; reports that a fake hoof was used to simulate the unnatural movement.

Clydesdale commercials evoke a range of emotions, from delight to pride to sadness, sometimes all in the same ad. And sometimes they are just there to make sure your beer run is successful.