Victorian women were fascinated with horses. The horse represented all that they were and wanted to be; repressed desire, unbridled passions, caged animals trapped in a life of servitude. Black Beauty was a best seller.
Brookie, the largest horse ever recorded was a Belgian Draft named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed lbs and stood at hands. He wore a collar and boasted a girth measurement of 10 feet, 2 inches around. It took 30 inches of iron for each of his horseshoes.