Red Bucket Equine Rescue #355 – Nelson

  Dumped starving in a riverbed, and then “rescued”  by people who continued to deprive him of adequate food, shelter or care, the suffering horse’s feet were so overgrown and neglected that he could barely walk. The “rescuers” were afraid that he would die on their property…and so they called us. We are grateful that they did.  Overwhelmed by his … Read More

Good-bye, dear Miller

If midnight is the darkest shade of blue, it is that very color that has settled with a melancholy blanket of sadness on our little ranch. We first rescued Miller, a magnificent yet horribly abused and chronically injured Oldenburg, from the confinement of a chicken coop. Early this morning, with his stunning head in our lap, we said a final farewell as … Read More

Red Bucket TLC

Our formerly slaughter-bound fillies are enjoying a bit of Red Bucket TLC and “girl talk” with long-time team member and adopter Brianna. Kolcheck, feeling a little jealous, stuck his tongue out when he didn’t think anyone was looking. Don’t worry, he got plenty of attention after he put his tongue back where it belongs and recovered from his embarrassment.

Good-Bye Dear Charlie Horse

We barely have the words. Charlie came to us only a year ago, having been abused every day of his life. They called us about him admittedly because he was too weak to walk to the riverbed a short distance away, and they didn’t want him dying on their property. He could barely walk, wobbled really, into our trailer…and we … Read More

Jesse Coker…our hero!

We have said it, and we believe it…it truly does take a village. In this case, it also takes a hero, and our hero, supporter, and long-time friend, Farrier Jesse Coker, stepped up…and out into the blazing heat, to help us trim or darling (but…very opinionated) donkeys. Suffice it to say that while adorable and very gentle on many levels, … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue #331-Tyler

“Hard to believe…” , three words that we often find lingering on our numb tongues. A double-registered, sound, trained…..oh, and dare we mention the “S” word? Super Duper gorgeous! Rescued from a slaughter auction where he was being bid on for the purpose of being sold by the pound for slaughter. Thanks to our precious friend Kristine, Tyler has found … Read More


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Emma’s Chance Viewing

Thanks to the generosity of the Tim and Shannon Ballou Family, our treasured team members and their families enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of “our” movie, Emma’s Chance. We certainly have not laughed and cried like this together as a group before. The movie snacks were presented in red buckets….and “Chance’s” bucket was filled to the brim with nothing other than…root … Read More

Jr. Reds Tack Sale

Please join us for the Jr. Reds tack sale on Sunday, July 24th. We have a gigantic selection of English and Western saddles, bridles, saddle pads, stirrups, blankets…..tack galore! Come shop for your own horse…and help us help Red Bucket horses!

Good-Bye Jack

Long ago we established a tradition of saying good-bye to our treasured horses who have taken the journey over the rainbow bridge. We lost Jack last year during the hectic holiday schedule, and frankly procrastinated having his memorial because the grief was too palpable and raw. We are not sure that we are less emotional, and it is a very … Read More