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Whenever Susie Martell feels dispirited, she looks to her off track Thoroughbred Crowning Glory for inspiration. Two years after adopting the badly starved OTTB, her beautiful mare is better and stronger than ever.

From living on garbage to belle of the barn

Two years having passed since Susie Martell adopted a horse who once subsisted on dumpster garbage, the kind-hearted kindergarten teacher stood back and beheld her now-beautiful Thoroughbred. Crowning Glory’s dappled coat glistened in the late day Florida sun, her round body showing not a hint of the ravages of hunger, her perfect head held proudly. “Sometimes I just stand back in awe. She has come so far in two years,” says Martell, who adopted the OTTB from the South Florida SPCA following a dramatic rescue effort. “Whenever I feel like I just want to give up on something, I take […]