Willie Nelson Saved 70 Horses From a Slaughterhouse And Let Them Roam On His Ranch

Willie Nelson Saved 70 Horses From a Slaughterhouse And Let Them Roam On His Ranch

As if you need one more reason to love Willie Nelson, news has surfaced that the musician and marijuana activist is a horse lover as well. He is so fond of the animals that he saved 70 horses from being slaughtered. They now roam free on his 700-acre ranch in Texas.


Nelson spends most of his time at Luck Ranch when he isn't on the road. The ranch is home to him and the name “Luck” suits in more ways than one.


The horses are definitely lucky too and Nelson agrees. He said:


“My horses are probably the luckiest horses in the world. They get hand-fed twice a day, and they were just ready to go to slaughter is probably the last thing they remembered, so they’re happy horses.”


The musician has long held a love for horses, according to The Epoch Times. His song Ride Me Back Home, for example, attests to his love for the animal. Nelson also won an award in 2015 for the video to his song The Love of Horses. The video depicts Nelson meeting members of Habitats for Horses who were trying to end the slaughter of horses by working on getting new legislation passed.


A love for horses runs in his family. Nelson’s son, Lukas, supports Saving America’s Horses as well as Habitat for Horses. The younger Nelson’s band, Lukas Nelson & Promise, have likewise sung praise for horses.


Nelson, now almost 90-years-old, shows no signs of slowing down or staying silent about issues he feels passionately about.


When asked about retirement, Nelson stated:


“I retire after every show. I say, ‘That’s it, I’m not goin’ no more,’ but then we hang out a while, and people [the band] feel like playing, and so we go play again.”



Reference: Educate Inspire Change

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