Battle of the corporate steeds by Daniel Roberts @FortuneMagazine October 31, 2013, 11:37 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons FORTUNE — The Budweiser Clydesdales are iconic. They’re featured in ads during most Super Bowls, and they have a stable outside the St. Louis brewery. But banking giant Wells Fargo has been beefing up its horse supply to pull stagecoaches that travel the country, visiting parades and community events with public figures like Rahm Emanuel. So, which company’s horse biz is king? Winner: Wells Fargo, by a nose It’s a close one, and if you’re going by renown and recognition, Anheuser-Busch’s BUD Clydesdales win by a mile. But today it looks as if Wells Fargo WFC is investing more overall in its fleet. Wells has more horses leading its wagons to more events, and the company has used horses for a longer time. In this battle, bank beats beer. Giddyup! This story is from the November 18, 2013 issue of Fortune.