Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. Apart from that, he is a horse lover where he rescued 70 horses from being slaughtered. They now roam on his 700-acre ranch in Texas.

He spends his time at Luck Ranch when he’s not on the road. It is his home and the name “Luck” suits in more ways than one. Nelson stated Paul Venema from KSAT 12 News, “When you’re here, you’re in Luck, and when you’re not, you’re out of Luck.

The horses are undoubtedly lucky, too and Nelson agrees. He told Venema:

“My horses are probably the luckiest horses in the world. They get hand-fed twice a day, and they were just ready to go to slaughter is probably the last thing they remembered, so they’re happy horses.”

According to the Epoch Times, Nelson has a powerful love towards horses. His Ride Me Back Home song, for instance, proves the love he has for the animal. Back in 2015, He won an award for his song call The Love of Horses. The video shows Nelson meeting members of Habitats for Horses who were attempting to end the slaughter of horses by working to get new legislation passed.

It not only Nelson who has a love for horses, but this also runs in his family as well. Nelson’s son, Lukas, helps to save America’s horses as well as Habitat for Horses. And the younger Nelson’s band, Lukas Nelson & Promise, have likewise sung praise for horses.

Nelson, who is almost 90-years-old, shows no signs of slowing down or staying silent about issues he feels overpoweringly about. Do you remember his album against Monsanto?

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