Red Bucket Equine Rescue #243- McGarrah

Darla has proven herself to not only be a survivor….having survived the perils of starvation and the foreboding threat of slaughter, but also to be a very good mother. Darla’s miracle, a petite bay filly named McGarrah will not only have an April 17th birthday, but many birthdays in which we will not only celebrate her […]

Darla and the Fly Mask

To the uninformed person, this photo might appear uninspired and certainly less than remarkable, but of course, they would not have the benefit of the truth beneath the mask. Darla is feral, Red Bucket rescued her with with 12 other pregnant feral mares. While it was not possible to put a halter on her (and […]

Red Bucket Equine Rescue- 100th Forever Home Found!

When we started Red Bucket we had a small inkling of the impact that we would have in the lives of the horses that we saved. Certainly, Liam is no exception as he had been both abused and starved beyond anything resembling a healthy horse. Today, he is bursting with health, his coat gleams, his formerly […]

April Culture Message

Spring is perhaps the best time for a homecoming, especially the sort of homecoming that brought Batman back to our little red ranch. He came home just in time to celebrate his third birthday, and although we did not celebrate with the trappings of streamers and cake, or the frivolity of song, we celebrated from […]

The New Life Adventures of Mr. Rogers:

Equine, are of course prey animals. They are likely only to REALLY lay down, truly rest, and completely close both eyes….if they feel safe. There are the little milestones of our work, that truly mark the importance of the impact of our daily actions and the slow, and sometimes painful, transition from victim….to truly safe. […]

Welcome to your new life, Mr. Rogers!

There are small triumphs that indicate our previously abused equines are turning the corner and beginning to hope…live….and trust. They are small but promising moments that are peppered with a curious glance, an unexpected nicker, or a movement toward us….rather than a retreating step. Mr. Rogers has taken his time deciding that his new life is […]

BFF’s Batman and Elwell

We absolutely love, love, love it when our matchmaking efforts pay off! The Red Bucket brand of matchmaking isn’t about boy meets girl…it is about herd turnouts for the purpose of enriching our horses daily lives. In this home run of an equine hook up, our two three year old’s, Batman and Elwell have made […]

Meet Roulette

Meet Roulette. Roulette a long with the latest batch of pregnant feral mares was rescued from slaughter with three other 3 month old orphans. We do not want to think of what happened to their mothers…but we do know that she was filthy, terrified, and while mixed in with frantic pregnant mares, Roulette was very […]

Fenton Feeling Better

We are all breathing a big sigh of relief. Fenton, our slightly opinionated, benevolent, and ultra affectionate mule (puhleeze…do not call him a donkey) is feeling better after a very scary and worrisome bout with colic…the kind of coli…c that kept us not only up all night, but also white knuckling it all weekend. Fenton […]