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Smokin Joe wasn't looking too hot when he appeared for sale in Texas

Ragamuffin T’bred finds someone to love him

Bedraggled and hanging half forgotten like a child’s rain-soaked stuffed animal, RV Smokin Joe was about the sorriest looking Thoroughbred Caroline LaCombe had ever laid eyes on. Wearing a 17.2 hand frame like an ill-fitting suit, his neck too short, his hair matted or worn away completely in spots, he peeked tentatively at the Texas barn manager who’d ridden along with a friend to check out the horse, now for sale. “My friend called me and asked if I wanted to go look at a Thorougbred at a local rescue, and he was about 45 minutes away from the barn […]