Welsh had initially tried to find a nursing mare in her area who could take on parental duties for the orphaned horse, but sadly there were none to be found. Since finding a suitable food source was of the upmost importance, the farmer decided to get a dairy goat so they could at least have milk with which to bottle feed Legacy - but the goat they found turned out to be so much more.
Instead of just being a milk supply, the new goat 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."