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 #253 – Thurston

Carrie contacted us, distraught and devastated over the loss of her beloved 27-year-old horse. It is a love story that we have become all too familiar with…the passing of a treasured lifelong horse, leaving a devoted owner heartbroken and the horse’s companion grieving and inconsolable. Understanding the emotion and urgency, our team worked quickly to match Carrie’s wish list: a … 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

Red Bucket Update- Roulette

In keeping with our passion of serving the desperate, Red Bucket led a rescue effort that impacted 31 feral pregnant mares, saving them from the anguish and brutality of slaughter. Consistent with our practice of “saving one more”, we were able to save a terrified baby who had been stripped from her mother’s side before the mare shipped to slaughter. … 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!

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Forever Home Found #250 – Paisley

Valentine’s Day is extra sweet for Kiki and Paisley, as both of their dreams have come true. Kiki has been dreaming for a very long time about a special friend…a forever horse to grow up with, to love, and to take care of…forever. Paisley has been waiting her entire life for a girl of her own, to love, cherish, and…take … Read More

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!

October 2018 Horse Highlight: Denny

Curious, confident and the quintessential gentlemen…”Denny” is a big, beautiful Warmblood who is full of personality combined with an amazing disposition. The face of “high risk” has been changing over the course of the last several years. Many of the horses finding their way to Red Bucket had once enjoyed a wonderful life and had even been quite famous. Even … Read More