Please help us complete our Silent Auction Baskets!

With our 5th annual Ruby Red Gala just around the corner, our dedicated team is working hard to gather and assemble items for our beautiful silent auction. Please consider donating new sporting goods, sports memorabilia (especially the Ducks…quack!), gift cards, spa items, equestrian inspired items, wine, and other fun items to fill our beautiful “red buckets” with! We are hoping … Read More

Joey and Buffy Spoon

We have said it for many years…”However our treasured residents choose to use their enrichment is up to them; it’s their time”. In this case, Joey and Buffy have chosen to “spoon” in the sand and the sun! While this brought a smile to our lips, it ALSO BRINGS profound gratitude to our hearts! While their blissful happiness is evident, … Read More

Red Bucket Equine Rescue #371 – Karlynn

We seem to be overwhelmed with malnourished, neglected and abused horses this week. We are grateful to have rescued four within a 24-hour period. Karlynn was saved because good people do exist, and in this case Karlynn found a friend and Guardian Angel that she has not met yet, but he was unwilling to turn his back, and he didn’t. … Read More

Good-Bye Dearest Brinker

  We do not have the words to say good-bye to our special, silly, sometimes slightly naughty, always super sweet, and way-too-smart-for-his-own-good friend, Brinker. He was one of the original nine horses that we rescued so very many years ago. Originally rescued from slaughter as a baby, with what appeared to be a slab fracture, he was later abandoned and … Read More

Meet Morgan, Red Bucket Equine Rescue #370

Good people do exist, and a good person (4 actually) brought Morgan to Red Bucket late one night recently. Morgan was starving and suffering from what appears to be a fractured hip. He had been “donated” which in this instance is code for “dumped” on a different program that wanted to use him for riding. While difficult to comprehend, we … Read More

Forever Homes Found: Mozart, Maverick T., and Brodie

The morning hummed with an energy that altered the normal cadence of post-breakfast turnouts. The concentration of red clad team members in the cross ties; currying, brushing, polishing…and “green-spotting” trumped even our annual calendar photo shoot. The celebratory vibe was one of a favorite holiday, new birth, and long awaited announcement all rolled into one. The catch of excitement…the slight … Read More

Tess Update

She was no longer useful and no longer valued…not that we imagine she was ever really valued. Her owner no longer had use for her…she was older, had been roughly ridden into chronic lameness, and had cancer. We might add that behaviorally she demonstrated signs of repeated abuse…but most of them do. We rescued her literally moments from being euthanized. … Read More

Red Bucket Charm Farm Summer Session has begun!

Our summer internship has begun, and little Clarabelle is moving straight to the head of the class. Clarabelle came to us very feral, neglected, and terrified. She recoiled from any touch and felt the need to defend herself at all times. Today she is showing great progress…and like many youngsters has a bit of a sweet tooth (adores Mrs. Pasture’s … Read More

Millie and Miss Manners Update

Millie and Miss Manners have adjusted beautifully to their new adoptive forever home. Their new “mom” is devoted to their happiness and reports that she “loves them immensely”. We chuckled when it was reported that while the flies seem to love sweet Millie…they stay away from Miss Manners, who is perhaps a bit too “spicy”. Miss Manners, who was definitely … Read More

Good-Bye Turner

Hello dear friends! We did not realize that it was Mothers Day when we scheduled Turner’s Memorial. Please join us in honoring Turner and Mr. Sebastian on Sunday, May 21 at 4:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.