October 2018 Adoption Story: Cupid XO

He knows he’s clever. His stable buddy, a thoroughbred named Magic, will race across the arena to show off his ability with speed. Yet, the stocky pinto pony knows the trick to beating Magic: before the lengthy thoroughbred can reach the other end, the quick- witted pony runs across the middle of the arena to cut him off like a … Read More

Red Bucket Forever Home #235 – Mira

After a lifetime of abuse, starvation, criminal neglect, and isolation, Mira was rescued by Red Bucket. Barely able to walk to our awaiting trailer, she then began the fight to courageously reclaim a life that was stolen from her. Mira suffered in her silent, dark prison for two decades. Today, her life is full of color, warmth, kindness and consistent … Read More

April 2018 Adoption Highlight: Rubix

This month’s adoption profile is about an exceptionally special horse – double adjectives intended. This description suits him to a tee. Rubix came to us after Susan Peirce received a phone call from a concerned friend. Rubix was a retired show horse who had been in pasture for several years. His owners were no longer willing to pay his pasture … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Forever Home Found – Frankie

  Tragedy struck in Louis’s life when his beloved best friend, 30-year-old Elliot, died suddenly on Friday. Louis’s family, suffering greatly from the grief of losing a treasured family member, became deeply concerned about Louis’s despair, depression, and anguish. Ironically, the family had just toured Red Bucket a few days prior with their 8-year-old Emily who had donated her birthday … Read More

January 2018 Adoption Celebration: Jax and Julia

It’s always in the final chapter when “Happily Ever After” really does come true! We at Red Bucket love all of our horses. That is a fact. Sometimes a horse has such a huge personality, and leaves such an indelible imprint on all who meet and handle him, that adjectives fail us and we all just say, “Wow! That horse … Read More

Pilot Update

At the end of the rainbow is a pot of gold! Our dream for all of our treasured residents is a loving, safe, and meaningful life as a cherished family member. In this case, our wonderful Pilot struck gold…and regularly strikes out to enjoy camping, long trail rides, and even field hunting! So happy for Pilot and his lucky and … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Forever Home Found #225 – Foster

We love it when wonderful things happen, and we have declared October to be Mustang Month! Our very own Mustang Whisperer, Jenon Mathes…and her beloved shadow Durham…have officially added a new marvelous mustang to their family by making Foster’s adoption official! The reality is that both Durham and Foster chose Jenon years ago…and a little bit of paperwork really doesn’t … Read More

Kolcheck Update

Kolcheck is thoroughly enjoying his life as a wanted horse. His adopters gush that he is loving and affectionate, that he adores his giant-sized paddock and customized shelter complete with…you guessed it, an enormous “comfort stall mattress”. Watching him turned out in pasture is like watching a beach ball bouncing on the sand; joyful, unrestrained, and free. He relishes his … Read More

September 2017 Adoption Celebration: Maude

“Cut…Print it!” This big, beautiful equine “actress” has found her leading man…and her happily-ever-after! The entire Red Bucket family honestly believes that every horse that comes into our care, no matter by what circumstance, is extra special, wonderful, inspirational. And every single one of them is. As they heal and learn to trust again and enjoy life…sometimes for the very … Read More

April 2017 Adoption Celebration: Lily and Nikki

From starving and frightened to sassy and confident, this beautiful bay princess has found her fairy tale ending! Back when Red Bucket was a brand new rescue, we received a call from Sunland, California about two Thoroughbred mares in great distress. The mares were Lily and Tatum. Their story was a common one. Their owners had dreams of getting rich … Read More