Not only is today Feel Good Sunday, but it's also Super Bowl Sunday!! As much as I like the Seahawks, I want the Broncos to win - how could I not when this is the Year of the Horse - right?
Thunder, the Bronco's mascot, is going to the 2014 Super Bowl. Thunder's job is to lead the team onto the field, and run across the field every time the team scores a touch down or field goal. Before each game, Thunder gets an extreme make over that includes clipping, blueing shampoo to make him extra white, and he gets his mane and tail brushed out and made nice.
Thunder was flown to the Super Bowl on Fed Ex! Thunder arrived in New Jersey on Thursday and will be staying on a farm with plenty of room for him to around and he has a nice big, and clean stall. Thunder was flown because his owner and trainer were worried about the cold conditions and what might happen to him if he was driven to the Super Bowl. Fed-Ex sponsored the flight that would normally cost around $20,000.
There are actually 3 horses who serve as the Broncos mascot. Thunder I first appeared as the Broncos mascot on September 12, 1993 and was retired in 2004. Since Thunder II is 20 years old, Thunder III (who was foaled in 2000) will be appearing at this year's Super Bowl. All three horses are purebred Arabians.
Below are some videos and an article about Thunder (and the Seahawks mascot who's awesome too) for you to enjoy.
GO BRONCOS and THUNDER!! ~Declan