I'd like you to meet Gracie, aka The Princess.The Princess pointed out to me that 1200-pound pets are greatly under-represented on the blog, and suggested I do something about that.I welcomed Gracie into the world on Valentine's Day 2008 on behalf of her owners/breeders. She was a tiny newborn, and from day one was in your pocket – I always said she thought she should live in the house. Now she's 16-3 hands (67 inches at the base of her neck, for those who don't know horse speak).Due to various setbacks, by the time she was three, her owners decided not to pursue a racing career with her. I adopted her for the grand sum of one dollar (Canadian). She does let me ride her, but mostly I just wait on her.She can make friends with anyone, loves peppermints and licorice (red and black), and if you scratch her withers, she'll reciprocate with a back rub. And no, I've never actually brought her in the house!