Blizzard and Walker

Our Team took the briefest hiatus from their busy duties of serving our Treasured Residents to appreciate the magical moment occurring in Finbar’s Pasture. Two formerly slaughter-bound youngsters frolicked, played, ran, and grazed together, enjoying their enriched lives. “Baby” Walker had already been sold to Kill Buyers and was moments from shipping before our dear friend Kristine Overly swept in … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Forever Home Found #252 – Cooper

  When a heartbroken Phyllis reached out to us, she needed our help…and fast. Phyllis had just lost her cherished 27-year-old mare, Annie, leaving Annie’s soulmate Caesar alone, grieving, and inconsolable. We jumped to action right away; Phyllis submitted an adoption application, we completed our background check and home visit, and interviewed Phyllis on Caesar’s needs and temperament. Within seven … Read More

Kiki can’t stop smiling!

In between rain storms she and her very own new forever BFF, Paisley, went for a walk…in the clouds! We can’t tell who is pinching themselves more. We sure are grateful for happily ever afters! Thank you to all who made this dream come true!

Meet Red Bucket Equine Rescue #394 Sylvia’s Hope

  The horses…they are always deserving. Sometimes we say “yes” because we just can’t say “no”. Sometimes we say “yes” because the people are deserving. For over a year and a half, a Good Samaritan…good person…fed a starving, stranger’s horse. Her act of loving compassion and humanity erased the horse’s ribs, distrust, and dull eye, replacing all with curiosity, and better…hope. … Read More

Cooper’s Herd

They say birds of a feather flock together…in this case it appears to be true for grays, although the Warmblood/Quarter Horse component does not appear to be an issue! In our dedication to continue to enrich the lives of our Treasured Residents, we persist in building herds that allow for and foster the mind, body and spirit…and…the horses’ innate requirement … Read More

Giving Tuesday

Please help Red Bucket celebrate ten years of lifesaving work and help us continue to serve desperate and horses, mules, and donkeys! Our meaningful work is only possible through the generosity of others. Thank you or helping us make a profound difference and donate today!

Brodie Update

We sure do love getting photos of our treasured Red Bucket horses from their loving forever families. Hard to imagine that this impeccably cared for boy was once slaughter bound, terrified, and unwanted. Today he and his two “brothers”, also adopted from Red Bucket, are cherished, adored, and very much wanted! Oh, and yes…they get turn-down service at bedtime!

The Honor of Serving

We are pausing for a moment to reflect upon the honor of serving our treasured residents, valued team members, and community. The work of rescue is arduous, filled with long hours, sleepless nights, weary bodies, and unquestionable heartbreak. With summer winding down we have still-vivid memories of steamy days of scrubbing and refilling stock tanks, wiping down auto waterers, and … Read More

Red Bucket Summer Hay Drive

Summer is a brutal time for Horse Rescues and many non-profit organizations. Hay prices and operating expenses soar and due to summer schedules and vacations. Many supporters temporarily forget about our horses urgent needs and ongoing lifesaving work. Please help us fill our hay barn…and fill our horses bellies. Pennies make dollars, and dollars feed horses! We greatly appreciate all … Read More

First Day of Summer

The first day of summer has brought a blanket of purple to our horses’ otherwise red ranch. Our flowerbeds are blooming, the orchard is dropping fruit quicker than the bunnies and squirrels can carry it away, and the air is thick with the fragrance of jasmine and lingering orange blossom. Our Treasured Residents are enjoying the beautiful weather and refreshing … Read More