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Updated- New Pics 5/9/2010 Yard Sale Foal "Gone Camping"

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  • 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.


    Link to original thread found in post below.
    Last edited by bounce; May. 9, 2010, 07:29 PM. Reason: Update 5/9/2010
    If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
    Madison Ridge Farm
  • Original Poster


    Link to original thread
    If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
    Madison Ridge Farm


    • #3
      Ohh.. thanks for the update.

      It looks as if she is growing up to be a nice sensible girl.

      (and good for posting the link to the original thread for those wondering what a yard sale foal is.)


      • #4
        Nice job! What do you guess her breed combo is?


        • Original Poster

          Percheron something or other. The other isn't very evident at this stage. Her feet are the size of a saucer!
          If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
          Madison Ridge Farm


          • #6
            Holy crap.... how time flies

            She's turned into a lovely girl. Remember, she's got 5 more years of growth yet to go!
            <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


            • Original Poster

              Yes- we thought we should do the basic riding stuff now, while we can still reach the stirrups
              If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
              Madison Ridge Farm


              • #8
                I remember that story!
                Looking good!!
                "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


                • #9
                  Has she come into the house lately? I looovvvveedd that story! What a kind face and a young girl on her speaks volumes. Well done!
                  "Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896

                  Ponies are cool!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by equinelaundry View Post
                    Has she come into the house lately? I looovvvveedd that story!
                    I just loved that story!!! I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes!!!!

                    She looks great - good job!!!


                    • #11
                      Lucky, lucky Milla!!!
                      I just love those draft crosses!!!
                      Congratulations... best yard sale purchase ever!!


                      • #12
                        OMG she's three now! I remember reading about her. I need to hit up some yard sales.
                        Coruscant Stables


                        • #13
                          She looks like a nice, kind soul....

                          I think I said it before, but I will say it again--thank you for taking her in and giving her a chance! It could have ended badly for her had you not....

                          How many hands is she now???
                          Have we learned nothing from the Romans???


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
                            Holy crap.... how time flies
                            My thoughts exactly!

                            Three? Already?

                            She looks like an all grown up girl now. Wow!


                            • #15
                              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"!


                              • #16
                                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.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
                                  Remember, she's got 5 more years of growth yet to go!
                                  Percherons grow till they're eight?


                                  • #18
                                    She has grown into a pretty girl. Its amazing what you can find at a garage sale.
                                    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by equinelaundry View Post
                                      Has she come into the house lately? I looovvvveedd that story! What a kind face and a young girl on her speaks volumes. Well done!
                                      No- she promptly got contained in serious electric after she discovered the "neighbors" (4 miles away) yard last winter by pushing over the perimeter farm fence!

                                      Breaking into OUR house was one thing, but breaking into the neighbors wouldn't have opened a whole new can of worms....
                                      If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
                                      Madison Ridge Farm


                                      • #20
                                        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.
                                        save lives...spay/neuter/geld