Willie Nelson Rescued 70 Horses Destined For The Slaughterhouse

Whenever Willie Nelson isn’t on the road again, or raising money for American farmers as co-founder of Farm Aid, the country singer is looking after his beloved horses on his Texas farm.

His herd isn’t just made up of regular horses—Nelson rescued all 70 of the equines from being shipped off to the slaughterhouse over the last few years.

Nelson told KSAT in a recent interview that his ongoing rescue mission is part of the reason why he named his 700-acre Spicewood farm “Luck Ranch”.

Rather than being sent to a butcher’s block, the happy horses now enjoy spending their lucky days roaming the countryside and eating regularly hand-fed meals.