RODEO: Nowlin found perfect mate after sleeping on it

Katie Jo Halbert of Port Lavaca, Texas, competes in barrel racing, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, during day three of the Old Fort Days Rodeo inside Harper Stadium at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith. Visit for today's photo gallery. (River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

FORT SMITH – Tracy Nowlin had to sleep on Dolly Jo but then knew that she was the horse.

"I bought her off one of those Facebook pages that you can't buy a horse off anymore," Nowlin said.