When hes not on the road with his guitar, Texas musician Willie Nelson spends time at his Texas ranch, dubbed “Luck Ranch” by the singer. Some 70 horses roam there, all of which were rescued by Nelson; most of them were slated for the slaughterhouse. The name “Luck” suits the ranch in more ways than one.
Nelson likes to say, “When youre here, youre in Luck, and when youre not, youre out of Luck,” explains Paul Venema from KSAT 12 News, who interviewed the singer.
For the country music legend, who is approaching his 87th birthday, the ranch represents his love of country music as well as horses in need. The 700-acre plot is in Spicewood, 30 miles from Austin, in Texas hill country. His 70 paint horses have plenty of open space to wander.
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“My horses are probably the luckiest horses in the world,” Nelson tells Venema. “They get hand-fed twice a day, and they were just ready to go to slaughter is probably the last thing they remembered, so theyre happy horses.”
The country singers devotion to horses is longstanding. A song by Nelson, “Ride Me Back Home,” attests to his passion for the animal. In 2015, a video by Nelson called “The Love of Horses” won the Peoples Silver Telly Award. The video shows Nelson meeting members of Habitat for Horses who were working to end the slaughter of horses by trying to get legislation passed.
Nelson has done other charity work as well, such as raising money for farmers.
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Also devoted to horses is Willies son Lukas Nelson, who supports Saving Americas Horses, as well as Habitat for Horses, like his dad. The younger Nelsons band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have also sung praise for the steeds.
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