A horse’s foster mother is a goat. Love has a magical way of bringing various animals together, as this horse called Legacy has done with this goat named Buttercup.
Legacy’s mother died the day after she was born on the farm where she resided in Canada, putting the newborn foal’s life in jeopardy as well. Emily Welsh, her caretaker, was equally devastated by the death, knowing that something had to be done to preserve the orphaned infant.
Emily expressed herself as follows:
My life has been turned completely inside out. I despise being in the stable, but I had this tiny filly that was alone and in need of assistance.
Buttercup stepped in at that point.
Welsh looked for a mare that could take on the orphan horse’s maternal responsibilities, but there were none available.
It was critical to locate a food supply as quickly as possible, so the farmer opted to purchase a dairy goat so they could at least have milk to bottle and feed Legacy, but the goat they discovered proved to be much more.
She became Legacy’s mother rather than just a milk source.
“We erected a chute to make it simpler for us to obtain the milk, but Legacy started sucking at one point.”
Legacy managed to keep the goat despite our best efforts. Buttercup looks after her, loves her, and enjoys playing with her. Legacy is already five months old, and I was worried she wouldn’t survive the first week. Buttercup is responsible for our life, and we appreciate her every day.