Willie Nelson Lets 70 Horses Roam Freely At His Texas Ranch After Rescuing Them From Slaughterhouse

At age 89, Willie is a vocalist, songwriter, poet and lobbyist who has more than 30 films under his belt in addition to a number of books.

Just 30 miles outside Austin, Texas, you will find Luck Ranch, which is home to some very lucky horses. Several of the 70 horses that call the ranch home were once bound for slaughterhouses, but thanks to Willie Nelson their fate changed.

With nowhere else to go, the horses were destined for an unfortunate end. Fortunately, they caught the attention of the country superstar, who stepped up to save their lives. Thanks to Willy Nelson, the horses are now enjoying life on his 700-acre ranch.

Though Willy Nelson is best known for his incredible music career, he has long been an advocate for horses in need. He is dedicated to giving horses in need a safe and happy place to call home.

It is no coincidence how Nelson’s ranch got its name. Since the majority of the horses at the ranch are from rescue situations, luck was on their side.

Nelson believes they are the luckiest horses in the world, as they are safe from slaughter and abuse. “When you’re here, you’re in luck. And when you’re not, you’re out of luck,” said Nelson.

Nelson’s passion for horses has even made its way into his music.

Here is Willie’s song, “A Horse Called Music”


When he isn’t performing, he enjoys being at Luck Ranch, where he can spend time with his many rescue horses.

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