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Denver Broncos mascot flying to Super Bowl? Live 900-pound horse takes a plane

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The Super Bowl will have the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos facing off to win the biggest game of the year. Thankfully Denver Broncos mascot “Thunder” will be there too. If you haven’t heard about the horse that runs Invesco Field in Denver, then the idea of having the horse at the sidelines might be a little foreign. Some NFL teams have mascots made out of costume figures, however Denver has a live horse. According to The Denver Post on Wednesday, the team has the permission of the NFL to fly the horse to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Moving a horse is amazing pop culture trivia that gives people a glimpse at the massive logistics needed for the mascot Super Bowl team. Believe it or not, the 900-pound horse gets to the Super Bowl from Denver without driving. It’s quite simple actually, the horse will fly. He will not be flying first class, but in a cargo plane and the ride might be a new experience for Thunder. Assuming there are no new storms, the stadium seems to be ready to take in the stallion mascot.

Moving horses around the world isn’t a new idea. The Summer Olympics have plenty of horses that come into a city for the equine events. Using specially fitted cargo planes, a horse is secured and a flight attendant that attends every traveling horse plane. The worst part of the actual flight is the takeoff and landing because of the angle of the plane. Otherwise, it’s smooth flying as the horses mostly doze as the monotonous sound of the engines lull them to sleep.

Seattle Seahawks might be a little intimidated that the Denver Broncos are bringing their 900-pound horse to the game, but then again the idea is cool for all those fans who love the different pop culture elements seen off the field.


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