This is a #TransformationTuesday for our Friday Spotlight on a special mare named Milly whose life changed course when Megan Kelley found her.
Milly, a youngster of only 2 (turning 3 in March), is a TB/WB cross who was rescued from a kill pen in Louisiana in March of 2019. When Megan found her, she was an untouched yearling, just shy of 400 lbs. A small 13hh, Milly was covered in deep cuts and didn’t have much longer in her current state.
After an 11-hour trailer ride, Milly practically fell out of the trailer from exhaustion after arriving at her new home. “The first week was incredibly tough on her,” Megan recalls, “she spent most of her time laying down in the stall and struggled to stand or eat for more than a few hours.” Based on her behavior, Megan guessed that she had never been given grain of any kind. Weeks two and three of owning Milly were spent slowly introducing her to grass and 10-minute walks on the lead line. At the end of week three, Milly was introduced to turnout, which was faced with its own challenges. After a month or so in Megan’s care, Milly was introduced to Megan’s gelding Churchill, who became Milly’s confidant and immensely helped her growth both physically and mentally.
“From there on out, its been an uphill journey for her! She is now 2, turning 3 in March, stands at a bulky 14.3hh, has been introduced to the bridle and surcingle and has even placed 1st in both of her very first shows! I’m more than excited for this little horses future and can’t wait to see where she goes!”