Red Bucket Forever Home #235 – Mira

After a lifetime of abuse, starvation, criminal neglect, and isolation, Mira was rescued by Red Bucket. Barely able to walk to our awaiting trailer, she then began the fight to courageously reclaim a life that was stolen from her. Mira suffered in her silent, dark prison for two decades. Today, her life is full of color, warmth, kindness and consistent … 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

Red Bucket Equine Rescue #390 – Dot RB

  Red Bucket and JuJu would like to proudly introduce little Dot. For those of you who guessed that JuJu would have a healthy Strawberry Roan Filly, you were absolutely correct! Dot has amazed us all with her sweetness, strength, and zest for life. She was standing and nursing within an hour, and  JuJu, a  previously slaughter-bound youngster herself, has … Read More

Juju Baby Watch!

We are counting down the days…or maybe the hours…awaiting the arrival of JuJu’s foal. Barely just a baby herself, pregnant, and feral, JuJu was rescued from a livestock auction that sells horses by the pound for meat. Safe now, JuJu has settled into domestic life and now leads like a little lady, loves her bedding, adores being groomed…and even had … Read More

April 2018 Horse Highlight: Micah and Maverick

Jubilant, energetic, and the happiest best friends ever…Micah and Maverick are amazing examples of how Red Bucket’s commitment to our horses comes shining through… “Micah and Maverick are perfect examples of Red Bucket’s dedication to finding that ‘perfect buddy’ for all of our residents,” says team member Linda Rose. This beautiful friendship has been wonderful to watch blossoming after months … Read More

April 2018 Culture Message

It was 10:10 am. The sun was gently warming the east side of the ranch; the fragrance of spring was lightly laced with the clean aroma of fresh shavings. With the precision of a Swiss watch, Legacy was taking his morning nap…flat out recumbent, not just snoozing…but snoring; grumbles, groans, and grunts comically disrupting an otherwise tranquil scene. Keeping with … Read More

April 2018 Team Member Highlight: Cody Clark

THE BACKBONE OF OUR RANCH Through rain and snow and sleet and hail, through heat and cold and Santa Ana winds, this month’s featured volunteer brings brawn AND brains to the Ranch that the horses own! Rarely does a Sunday go by that we don’t see a strong and silent worker working diligently at the Ranch. Our hat is off … Read More

April 2018 Adoption Highlight: Rubix

This month’s adoption profile is about an exceptionally special horse – double adjectives intended. This description suits him to a tee. Rubix came to us after Susan Peirce received a phone call from a concerned friend. Rubix was a retired show horse who had been in pasture for several years. His owners were no longer willing to pay his pasture … Read More

Dr. Suess Update

Dr. Seuss came to Red Bucket after a “disappointing” career as a race horse. He was rescued…and then rescued again only to find himself in harm’s way, and unwanted. Once at Red Bucket, he was restored to health, assessed, and provided with a tune-up…and more…a second chance that really means something to us! Part of the incredible journey of Dr. … Read More