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Miss Connecticut contestant Acacia Courtney  plans to discuss horse welfare at the June 28 pageant. Here she is with Perfect Love, an ex-racehorse Thoroughbred she rescued from Camelot.

Camelot T-bred is muse for Miss CT contestant

As a large truck idled nearby like a predator lurking to take unwanted horses to slaughter, a young woman approached a skittish gray mare hiding in a paddock corner. Frightened and evasive, Perfect Love held her head down and kept her posture low until out of the corner of her good eye, she spotted an attractive young Connecticut woman approaching with a lead rope. Desperate to get the lovely gray ex-racehorse as far away from danger as she could, Acacia Courtney stepped boldly, but quietly toward the mare. And the animal turned to her new friend, allowing her to clip […]