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

Mira Update

There are so many words…and yet no words; we wanted to give you all an update on Mira. After 2 decades of extreme neglect and abuse, our beloved Mira has reclaimed her life. It has taken 6 months of TLC, physical therapy, and lots of emotional equity on our part…which we have happily provided! Mira is now enjoying enrichment time … Read More

Delightful Dot

Our precious and delightful Dot is now two weeks old! She has perfected her many tricks…kissing, nursing, running, jumping, bucking…backward bucking (commonly known as rearing), twirling, and leading like a little lady with a butt rope. When all of the tricks have been demonstrated and practiced, our delightful Dot collapses in a puddle of adorable exhaustion, and under the protective … Read More

Internships Available!

Red Bucket is currently interviewing applicants for our Summer Internship Program. Equine intern applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be interested in formally improving, growing, learning…and serving. Interns must be high school graduates, have relevant horse experience, be physically fit, have a good work ethic and demonstrate maturity and the ability to self-manage. Each intern will … Read More

The Adorable Rosie

The perfect spring weather is making it absolutely delightful to prepare Rosie to meet her new adopter! This mare is not only adorable…she is beautiful, and very well trained! We consider Rosie to be extraordinarily versatile in that she enjoys both English and Western styles of riding, and loves, loves, loves trails! This is another one of the head shaking … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue #271 – Josephine

  “You mean this is a rescue horse?” Our response to this frequently asked question is, “This is a Red Bucket Horse!” It makes the point…with over 100,000 unwanted horses in the US…that there are a great many desperate, deserving horses awaiting their second chance…and their forever home. While our business is life and death and fraught with struggles and … Read More