A Heart Warming Story

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Real Estate Agent with Alexandria Brokers Realty Broker License 20502505

Lucky the HorseBy Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer

Soweto, South Africa — HE was a skinny gray Soweto coal horse standing in the road with dull eyes, a filthy coat and his head hanging low. He had raw sores from an ill-fitting harness, hollows between each rib and protruding hips.

Just 18 months old, he was too young to be pulling a coal cart.

Enos Mafokate drove past him four years ago and leaped from his truck, wanting to bellow his outrage. Instead, he started bargaining.

"It was heartbreaking. The pony was suffering. He was bleeding, just skin and bone. He was tired. He was almost dead," Mafokate said. The moment the coalman agreed to take about $270 for the pony, Mafokate told him to unhitch the poor thing.

Then he gave the little gray a name: Lucky.

Click to continue reading to find out how Lucky became a champion. 

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Dec 09, 2006 12:41 AM #1
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Nice to see when the media prints something of interest without their own political agenda at work.  Nice pick!
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Hi Craig... what a heart warming story, thanks for sharing.
Dec 09, 2006 02:22 AM #3
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I emailed the LA TIMES reporter and she sent a very nice reply and was appreciative of the feedback. If you would like to pass on your thoughts, her email address is robyn.dixon@latimes.com.
Dec 09, 2006 10:41 AM #4
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Tim Lane
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This is a great story concerning Soweto, Soweto is becoming more and more a sought after market for real estate agents. 

 

I grew up there, and man - its awesome to hear stories like this.

Jun 13, 2011 12:26 AM #5
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