Orphaned Horse Finds Love In An Unlikely Adoptive Mother!

What love can do is that it passes all of the hardships just to find a way to get into the hearts of everyone.

And this is what happened with Legacy, the orphaned horse, and her adoptive mother, a goat named Buttercup. The Clydesdale really had a tragic situation as her mother died one day after giving birth to him putting also the foal’s life at risk. Emily Welsh, the owner, wrote on Facebook, “My life had turned upside down. I didn’t even like the idea of being in the barn, but we now had this little filly that was alone and needed help.” And this is the time when Buttercup stepped in. Emily had tried to find a nursing mare but all her efforts did not pay off as there was none to be found. So they decided to get a dairy goat, to get milk from it and bottle feed Legacy but the goat turned out to be much more than that. It became Legacy’s mother. “We had built a ramp just so it would be easier for us to milk her out, as well in a wild chance we could get Legacy to suck,” Welsh wrote on Facebook. “Our wildest dreams came true and Legacy latched on to Buttercup the goat. Buttercup has taken over the mom role as well as us with bottles. They have become inseparable. Buttercup protects her, loves her and plays with her. Legacy is now 5 months old and I was scared she wouldn’t make it past the first week. We owe her life to Buttercup and thank her everyday.”

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