The country music scene would not be complete without Willie Nelson. The 85-year-old American singer has been a force to reckon with in the industry.
However, it seems rocking the stage isn’t the only thing Willie loves to do.
In an interview with KSAT 12, Willie revealed that he keeps busy tending to over 70 horses in his ranch. While it’s no big deal for celebrities to love animals, Willie’s ranch is exceptional as it was created for horses who were once appointed for the slaughterhouse.
The 700-acre ranch, dubbed ‘Luck Ranch’, in Austin, Texas, is home to several paint horses who were rescued from a horrible fate. He explained to the news agency the idea behind the name of the ranch, saying:
“When you’re here, you’re in Luck, and when you’re not, you’re out of Luck.”
Willie referred to the horses in his care as ‘the luckiest horses in the world,’ as they are hand-fed twice a day. Also, they don’t have to live their lives in fear of getting killed. What more could they want?
Willie’s love for horses transcends opening a ranch for them. He even made a song titled ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ about his love for horses, and the track is to be included in a CD that will be released in early summer.
Luckily, Nelson has passed his love of horses to his son, Lukas Nelson. He supports several organizations that fight for horses.
With his 86th birthday approaching, Nelson hasn’t stopped touring and performing. He also mentioned that he doesn’t think he will be retiring anytime soon.
Willie’s kind act is indeed worthy of emulation and praise. Thanks to him, these horses experience true freedom!
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