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

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 Team Member Highlight: Shannon Ballou

LEADING BY EXAMPLE School teacher by day, role model and philanthropist by night, this month’s featured team member provides a whole new meaning to the word “give”. What began as a journey of curiosity for her daughter has turned into a full-fledged mission of dedication and service. Find out how this determined mom and her precocious daughter infiltrated Red Bucket … 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

September 2017 Horse Highlight: WillPower

Debonair, dashing and a benevolent elder gentleman are some of the affectionate ways ‘WillPower’ is described by those who know and love him at Red Bucket. WillPower’s owner had owned him for a great number of years. When he was down to his last 1⁄2 bag of feed, they decided to put him down instead of continuing to care for … Read More

September 2017: Culture Message

The hug caught me off guard. It came from behind; it was confident, flirtatious, friendly, and brimming with affection. He gently pulled me into an embrace, wrapping his neck around me. I could smell his sweet breath as his whiskers danced across my skin. I felt him wiggle his lips earnestly, gently nudging my hand, hoping that a treat might … 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