Meet Gracie!

»»Meet Gracie!

This week’s horse of the week comes to us from Waco, Texas courtesy of Dr. Heidi Marcum.
This week we introduce to you, Gracie, aka High Noon Woman. Gracie is a registered Paint Horse, with a breeding history that includes a champion halter and trail show horse. Although her daddy was a performer, Gracie enjoys the quiet life, eating, and hanging out with her friends. She has no interest in the high-stress life of a show horse. Here we see Gracie enjoying the beautiful Texas Spring weather.
Dr Marcum is a university professor who teaches environmental studies and teachers her students about compassionately caring for a variety of species of animals. She has had a number of horses as well as a number of other rescue animals over the years. Many of her horses have been rescued and would otherwise faced death.
This particular horse is an American Paint horse. The history of the American Paint developed after other pedigrees of Quarter and Thoroughbred Horses were discriminated against in preference by show organizations. The Paint horse, so named for its combination of light and dark coloring, was then developed and the paint variations are now preferred by some and seen as a beautiful addition to the horse. Uncommon once before, the American Paint horse is now one of the of largest breeds in North America as evidenced by the number of members in the American Paint Horse Association.
Paint horses are commonly used as show and performance animals, including English riding and jumping competitions. Although the Pain horse excels in those sports, as witnessed above, just like people, some individuals would prefer to stay out of the spot light and instead be cozy and comfortable on a farm full of loving other creatures.
If you are interested in choosing a horse as a pet, please visit our breed pages and look at some common horse breeds. Do not forget to check back often for new blogs and news regarding horse ownership and care. If you have any information and stories to add about horse ownership, please come on over to our Forums and start a discussion about horse ownership.
Each week, we want to feature a new horse as our Horse of the Week. If you have a horse and want to be featured, message us or find us on Facebook and send us your horse’s picture and a story about your pet. We would love to make you our pet of the week! If you don’t have a horse, but instead have a different animal, please check our other categories and submit your pictures there. Here at AnimalPlex, we feature all kinds of pets, so if you have a story, we want to hear it!
Thank you again, to Dr. Heidi Marcum as she shares her sweet Gracie with the internet this week. Proper care and compassion for your pets goes such a long way in improving and maintaining their quality of life and we are excited to feature someone with such a passion for all animal life!

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