Not only is he still traveling at the age of 85, but he has also directed more than 30 films and written a number of books. The celebrity is frequently on the road, but when he isn’t, he may be seen on his ranch in the Texas Hillside Nation.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, the singer saved 70 horses just in time, as they were about to be slaughtered and then transferred to an adhesive plant. It’s a horrible destiny for these kind and beautiful creatures, and tragically, there are much more wild horses in holding facilities than there are in the wild.
Willie, a horse lover, couldn’t imagine that happening.
The steeds were relocated to the vocalist, songwriter, poet, and lobbyist’s Luck Ranch in Texas, some 30 miles outside Austin. The bulk of the horses he saved were on their way to the slaughterhouse.
The cattle ranch is extremely fortunate, at least in terms of the horses. They have plenty of room to roam and are treated as kings and queens.
Nelson told ABC Information, “My steeds are arguably the luckiest steeds in the world.”
” They’re hand-fed twice a day, and the last thing they remember is being ready to go to slaughter, so they’re more than happy steeds.”
Willie’s fondness for animals is well documented: he sings about them in a number of songs.
Despite being at an age when most people are putting their feet up in a retirement home, this fantastic country music celebrity still travels over 200 days each year.
Nelson enjoys nothing more than cruising around Luck Cattle Ranch in his old pick-up truck when he is not visiting.
Willie Nelson has a long history of humanitarian service. In 1985, he, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp decided to form Farm Aid in order to help and raise awareness about the importance of family farms.
The first performance was held in Memorial Arena at the College of Illinois in front of an audience of 80,000 people. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty were among the entertainers that raised almost $9 million for US home farmers.
Willie has saved the lives of roughly 70 horses over the last couple of years.
Instead of being taken to a butcher’s house, his joyful horses now enjoy spending their days roaming through the countryside and enjoying hand-fed meals on a daily basis.
Willie Nelson has also been an outspoken supporter of law prohibits the slaughter of wild horses. He has lobbied Congress on support of the American Steed Slaughter Avoidance Act, for example.
“Despite what some people believe, slaughter is not a peaceful type of assisted suicide, and these are not unwanted horses.” The treatment of slaughter-bound steeds is frequently brutal, and more than 90% of those slaughtered are young and in excellent health. Many are sold at closed auctions to abattoirs, while others are stolen pets,” Wille wrote.
Willie claims that he can still ride a horse as well as he did when he was younger.
In the video below, you can see the praised video for his song ‘ The Love of Equines’ from his most recent album.