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

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