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This picture, showing Got the Urge at the Camelot Auction, was what prompted Rhiannon Toman to leap out of bed on Thanksgiving morning and buy him.

A T’bred danced away from death; twinkle toes

A ragged racehorse, who narrowly escaped the slaughterhouse with the help of a kind stranger, has blossomed into a fancy stepping dressage prospect loved beyond measure. Got the Urge, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred gelding who wound up at the Camelot Auction in 2013, made it out on Thanksgiving Day after Rhiannon Toman awoke from nightmares about the vulnerable animal and quickly decided to save him. And in no time, the bleak animal has gone from an 800 pound, ewe-necked horse to a beautiful mover admired by many in just a few short years. Affectionately known as Surge, his rags-to-riches story turned on […]