JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The iconic Budweiser horses are here. On Thursday they stopped in Junction City.
Hundreds of people piled into the Bi-Mart parking lot off Sixth Avenue for the big showcase.
Handlers say it takes about an hour to get the eight horses ready to pull a 1903 Studebaker.
And while the job is one that has them traveling about 320 days a year, staff say it’s well worth the effort.
“The biggest thing is the smiles it puts on everybody’s faces and it’s generational. You’ll see grandparents with grandkids and they’re all out enjoying it and smiling and just seeing how big the horses are and how gentle. it’s just very satisfying to be able to come out and see that kind of effect they have on people,” said Doug Bousselot, hitch supervisor.
If you missed them, they’ll still be in town Friday at the Albertson’s store on Coburg Road in Eugene from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.