Updated- New Pics 5/9/2010 Yard Sale Foal "Gone Camping"
5/9/2010- My family and I went to the Knott County Trail Ride this weekend to work (we work for Porta Kleen and do the portable shower trailers/restrooms). They invited us to bring a horse along, so we packed Milla's bags and off we went. She has had about 10 rides under saddle since my last post in March, so we were not intending to do anything with her but take her along and let her hang out. It was total horsey chaos with 5000 horses and 7000 people attending and Milla was a rock star! Not only did we ride her... we rode her with saddle and bareback- trotted through the trails by herself and with company, wondered down the "vendor row" with the wagons, mules, "road race speed horses", water trucks, more speed horses, mini's... she was completely unphased and a pleasure to hang with all weekend! What a blast! If any of you are in or near KY and want to have a great trail ride experience (and have horses as calm as Milla or as wild as the others onsite), I highly recommend the Knott County Trail Ride in Spring or Fall.
Many of you will remember the story of my yard sale foal, rescued from a rural KY front yard where she was tied to a dog chain at 6 weeks old. Well, she will be three years old in May and has just had her 1st ride under saddle. She has turned into a wonderful sweet girl. She is not going to win any dressage classes with her trot... but she will win hearts no matter what she does in life. Pics linked below.
Just read the original thread...
and beautiful story....
WOW she has grown!!!!
Ha.... reading stories like this gives me hope for humanity
Good luck with your girl!!!! Hope she pays you back times a million! You saved her life!
Proudly living in my "let's save the world bubble"!
i had just wandered over to coth and that was one of the first threads i read.
such an innocent back then. i honestly thought i would never read about anyone dumber than the person selling a foal at a yard sale!! ignorance is bliss.
thanks for doing right by this girl.
I remember that story, and thanks so much for sharing how she is doing.
You did a great job with her, and the two of them, Milla and Madi, well, the photos tells it all.
Heartwarming, wonderful story.
Milla looks like the kind of horse you will trust and can get on whenever you feel like it, and she will take care of you.
Those horses are priceless, but what you did for her was priceless too.