Well, okay, strictly speaking she's a miniature horse, a service animal named Lucy, out for a "happy hour" stroll with her Dad. Her Mom has a debilitating illness which makes her unsteady on her feet, so for most of the day, Lucy wears a harness and serves as her Mom's steadying companion.
The Human met her on an evening stroll near the conference center in Monterey. Lucy (as you can see) is well-fed and cared for like a favorite child. She gets apples, and hay, and carrots and other stuff, but she can't pass up even the tiniest patch of grass (kinda like me).
Lucy's five years old and will likely live to 35 or 40. Her dad said her coat will turn chestnut brown again in the winter (the color of her ears--you can kinda see patches on her tummy). The Human asked permission to pet her, and Oooooooh, Kitties, she says Lucy is soft and sweet as velvet.
The conference is going fine, but so far, Lucy is the highlight! Even *I* would've liked to have met her.