The Budweiser Clydesdales “Hoof It” To The Children’s Hospital For Some Equine Cheer!

kid reaches out to pet budweiser clydesdale

Kids at Children’s Hospital New Orleans had a special treat when they met one of Budweiser’s famed Clydesdales.

The gentle giant named Hanza was in town for the 13th annual Horses, Hops & Cops Fundraiser, which raises money for the N.O.P.D. Over the years, it’s become a tradition for a Budweiser trailer to take a trip to the hospital to brighten the young patients’ days.

The Children’s Hospital captured several heartwarming pictures from the day and posted them on Instagram. You can scroll through them below.

“What a fun day of horsin’ around with the Clydesdale horse, Hanza!” reads the caption. “Thank you to the Budweiser Clydesdales for letting our patients give some pets to one of these gentle giants.”

The photos show nurses, doctors, parents, and children petting Hanza’s face and posing beside him and smiling. The calm Clydesdale devours the attention and brings smiles to everyone’s faces.

Clydesdales can grow as tall as 19 hands, which is over six feet tall, and they can weigh over 2,000 pounds, making them one of the largest horse breeds in the world. Despite their massive stature, they’re also considered one of the most docile and calm breeds, as well.

@childrenshospital_nola Hanza the Clydesdale wasn’t “foalin’” around 🐴🐴🐴 #clydesdale #mardigras #childrenshospital ♬ UNWRITTEN X INTOXICATED – CarterWalsh

A video of the event, which was posted by Children’s Hospital New Orleans on TikTok, further shows that Hanza is just as interested in the children as they are with him.

“What a special gift for these kids,” a follower gushed.

“Love horses!!!!” another shared. “They always made my day brighter!!!!! Love the unconditional love.”

“ok horse natural healing ability…yes yes yes but the fuzzy feet too??? be still my heart,” wrote a user.

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