Willie Nelson Has Rescued Over 70 Horses On Their Way To The Slaughterhouse

You gotta love Willie Nelson.

He’s a country music legend, hosts an annual festival to raise money for farmers all across America, he can smoke Snoop Dogg under the table, and he’s a rescuer of horses… over 70 to be exact. He calls his 700 acre ranch in Texas, the “Luck Ranch,” and for his horses, who were all destined for the slaughterhouse, it couldn’t be more true.

“My horses are probably the luckiest horses in the world,” Nelson said in an interview with KSAT. “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.”

From his “Beer For My Horses” duet with Toby Keith to “A Horse Called Magic,” Willie’s affinity for horses has been well-documented over the years, however this summer, Willie is getting ready to release a brand new album titled, Ride Me Back Home, a title inspired by, you guessed it… his horses.


A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock