Willie Nelson Saves 70 Horses From A Slaughterhouse And Lets Them Enjoy Freedom On His Ranch

Country singer Willie Nelson is currently not on the road with his guitar. Instead, he spends time at his Texas ranch, he calls “Lucky Ranch”, caring for his new friends.

Nelson rescued some 70 horses, most of which were slated for the slaughterhouse, but currently, roam free in his 700-acre ranch.

In a recent interview for KSAT 12 News he told interviewer Paul Venema:  “When you’re here, you’re in Luck, and when you’re not, you’re out of Luck,”

Unquestionably these horses are truly lucky too and Nelson wholeheartedly agrees:

“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.”

Nelson pays tribute to his beloved horses in the upcoming album, “Ride Me Back Home”, which will be released this summer.

And here is a taste of it:

Lyrics:

We rode into battle barebacked and saddled

You took the wound in your side

You pulled the sleds and you pulled the wagons

You gave ’em somewhere to hide

Now they don’t need you and there’s no one to feed you

And there’s fences where you used to roam

I wish I could gather up all of your brothers

And you would just ride me back home

Ride me back home to a much better place

Blue skies and sunshine and plenty of space

Somewhere where they would just leave you alone

Somewhere that you could call home

And you would just ride me back home

I got a small place up in the foothills

Where green grass is precious as gold

I paid a fortune for what little I got here

But you know that I’d sell my soul

To have all the mountains, the rivers and valleys

The places where you need to roam

And I would just gather up all of your brothers

And you would just ride me back home

 

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