No horse will ever take Pilar’s place in my heart, just as Pilar never took Logan’s. However, life goes on whether we want it to or not, and moping in the dark gets you nowhere. So, meet Virkelystens Emilie, cordially known as Mille. She arrives at our barn on Tuesday.
Mille is a four years old red Jutland draft, a breed native to Jutland, Denmark. She’s a heavy little thing, weighing in at about 750 kilos and standing 153 cm tall. She is purebred and has all the fancy papers — but what’s more important to me, she is a sensitive and friendly horse. She’s pretty raw but sitting on her, I felt nothing but interest and willingness to learn. She likes her food and she likes people.
It’s funny how things work out. Within a day after Pilar’s death, seven different people linked me to the sales advert for Mille, thinking this was just the right horse to try to be her successor. I think they were right.