What Red Bucket Means to Rexanne and Thomas

What does Red Bucket mean to you? – Growing up with horses, I always valued the connection between horse and rider. However, taking a horse that has nothing and giving him comfort, compassion, understanding, and love, creates a connection like none I have experienced before. I have had the privilege of being able to volunteer in many capacities: fundraisers, planning committees, … Read More

The High Cost of Horse Sense

From NBC 4 Article: The High Cost of Horse Sense, By VIKKI VARGAS Nicky is a four-legged victim of the economy, from her mane to her tail. The 15-year-old Palomino was rescued more than a year ago and placed in a new home. But she was returned twice to the people who initially rescued her because her new owners lost their jobs. … Read More

A Tribute to Blazer – 2009

On Monday, August 17, our beloved Blazer crossed over the rainbow bridge. After a valiant and unyielding fight, he succumbed to an infection in his left hind leg. I am so grateful to have been able to kiss him last night and watch as he gobbled up a handful of cookies.  There are some horses I will never forget. Blazer … Read More

Becoming a Voice for the Voiceless

A new article was posted on Madeleine Pickens’ site about Red Bucket Rescue. Southern California horse rescue group gives abandoned and neglected horses a second chance at life The truck was dark, dingy, and smelled of fear and death. The 4-month-old bay colt forgot about his sore leg and became curious about his trip. Perhaps he was going to a … Read More

OC Register writes article about Red Bucket

The OC Register wrote a 2 day article about Red Bucket rescue. We’ve posted a copy of the article here as well Day 1 – They save horses, don’t they? Day 2 – These horses go from death’s door to paradise Day 1 The frigid January air seeps through their clothing and stings their skin. Fatigue settles in their arms … Read More