Hi, my real name is Riverbend Ali, but my mom has always called me Ali Marie. I am a Clydesdale mare. My dad brought me home to my mom as a surprise from the annual Clydesdale Sale back in 1998; you can imagine I came as a REALLY BIG surprise!! And of course, it was love at first sight!! Some of my relatives represent a, shall we say, well-known brand of beer, in it's fantastic eight-horse hitch. But I think I got a luckier place in life--I am a pet, spoiled rotten--my mom dotes on me--she calls me her Precious Lady and her Beautiful Princess. There was this one time, though, when I accidentally stepped on her foot, and then she called me a !!&%#! Big STINKER! That's ok, she can call me anything except Late for Dinner!! lol. I have two devoted gentleman companions, Don, a good-looking Belgian Draft horse, and Snuff, a handsome Quarterhorse. We hang out together and enjoy our life of retirement. We keep an eye on the Barn Cats so they don't get into too much trouble. It's a nice life.