Grande Update

Once upon a time, he had been valued…and considered to be of value. He had been imported from Europe, was highly trained, and loved…so he thought. Then he became a bit older, and was no longer as useful as he once was. He was relegated to an old bull pen and there he stood, all but abandoned; without shelter, companionship, … Read More

Hansel Update

While some transformations have the abruptness of skeletal to robust, emaciated to well-fed, coarse to sleek…many might not visually be startling until one looks at an eye that has softened and is no longer skeptical and wary. Hansel was initially saved out of a kill pen by a private rescuer, colleague, and friend of ours. While he came to us … 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

Forever Home Found: Galway

We first introduced him four years ago…..and we started by saying that he is safe. He is by all accounts spectacular. A bay Hanoverian…4 equally matched white socks and a noble, intelligent, and sensitive face, sporting both a blaze…and an expression that suggests a world of hurt, betrayal, ……..and today, relief. He is a trained hunter, dropped off (by his … 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

Bilek, a final farewell….

He was the very first horse that we rescued when we moved to Red Bucket exactly five years ago today. In a word, he defined the empowerment that owning our ranch stood for. He had been starved and roped until he lost the will to fight…or the bleeding rope burns became so painful that he just froze when the rope … Read More

Roxy Update

It is unimaginable that a horse would be considered a stray. Defenseless, endangered, betrayed and abandoned…left to forage through trash cans with the threat of traffic rushing by. With such a violation, we can only imagine what happened prior to the point of the inexcusable. What we know today is that the scars are healed, the trust rebuilt, and the … 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.