October 2018 Adoption Story: Cupid XO

He knows he’s clever. His stable buddy, a thoroughbred named Magic, will race across the arena to show off his ability with speed. Yet, the stocky pinto pony knows the trick to beating Magic: before the lengthy thoroughbred can reach the other end, the quick- witted pony runs across the middle of the arena to cut him off like a … Read More

October 2018 Team Member Highlight: Jennifer Stancavage

A childhood obsession turns into a selfless adult contribution that benefits the treasured residents of Red Bucket. Remember when you were a kid and first saw a horse? Was it love at first sight? For this month’s featured team member it was; and as an adult she seeks to rekindle that flame. Jennifer Stancavage recalls her childhood passion, which led … Read More

October 2018 Culture Message

My beloved Prince came to me as a most treasured gift. He was enormously power- ful…an athlete who had already had more than his fair share of show miles, trailer rides, bent lines, combinations, and lineups. The first time that he bit me was the first time that I groomed him, it was crushing and defensive with the exhaust of … Read More

Brodie Update

We sure do love getting photos of our treasured Red Bucket horses from their loving forever families. Hard to imagine that this impeccably cared for boy was once slaughter bound, terrified, and unwanted. Today he and his two “brothers”, also adopted from Red Bucket, are cherished, adored, and very much wanted! Oh, and yes…they get turn-down service at bedtime!

The Honor of Serving

We are pausing for a moment to reflect upon the honor of serving our treasured residents, valued team members, and community. The work of rescue is arduous, filled with long hours, sleepless nights, weary bodies, and unquestionable heartbreak. With summer winding down we have still-vivid memories of steamy days of scrubbing and refilling stock tanks, wiping down auto waterers, and … Read More

Red Bucket Summer Hay Drive

Summer is a brutal time for Horse Rescues and many non-profit organizations. Hay prices and operating expenses soar and due to summer schedules and vacations. Many supporters temporarily forget about our horses urgent needs and ongoing lifesaving work. Please help us fill our hay barn…and fill our horses bellies. Pennies make dollars, and dollars feed horses! We greatly appreciate all … Read More

Clarabelle Update!

  What a difference a little over a year…and a lot of TLC makes. The very sick and feral little Clarabelle, who arrived at Red Bucket just a little over a year ago, is now a healthy and well adjusted youngster. Little Clarabelle has been weaned, halter trained, and assigned to a mentor “Pop-Pop” Casey, who teaches our little redhead … Read More

First Day of Summer

The first day of summer has brought a blanket of purple to our horses’ otherwise red ranch. Our flowerbeds are blooming, the orchard is dropping fruit quicker than the bunnies and squirrels can carry it away, and the air is thick with the fragrance of jasmine and lingering orange blossom. Our Treasured Residents are enjoying the beautiful weather and refreshing … Read More

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