Friday Standing Ovation, Presented by Ovation Riding: Willie Nelson

Each Friday HN teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization that is doing good work in the horse world. This week we salute an American music legend with a passion for equine welfare.


Earlier this week HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, released a new short film called “Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses.” From HRTV:

Willie Nelson is known the world over for his music but what you might not know is Willie Nelson has a love and passion for horses. Willie grew up watching the old cowboys like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and that what he wanted to be “They rode horses and sang songs” as Willie said. Today not only does he ride horses and sing songs but he has also rescued and rehabilitated over 70 horses headed to slaughter.

Watch it now:

Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses from HRTV on Vimeo.

Hats off to you, Willie. Go Riding!

Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.


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