We did it! Willie Nelson’s video The Love of Horses won the Silver People’s Telly Award!

Willie Nelson with his rescued horse Voodoo

This is breaking news – the folks who work with Willie Nelson just told us that his video “The Love of Horses” won the Silver People’s Telly Award! None of this would have happened without your support. Over a million people came to Habitat for Horse’s Facebook page to find out how they could vote for Willie’s video. Your votes made this happen! Both Willie Nelson and Habitat for Horses would like to Thank You!! Be sure to share this post to get the good news out.

Willie Nelson with Horses

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Over the years, Willie Nelson has been a stalwart friend of horses. Back in 2006, Willie worked with Habitat for Horses to help save a group of horses destined to be sold to a kill-buyers. These horses would have been shipped to slaughter houses in either Canada or Mexico then their meat sold. Today, Willie is still a big supporter and great friend of Habitat for Horses. This video “The Love Of Horses” is an inspiring video of hope and change. The work of Habitat for Horses as an advocate for horses everywhere is prominently showcased.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Sue

    Yo, Willie, I’d love to have the black and white one!

    May 14, 2015
  • Kim Baker


    May 14, 2015
  • Sue carter

    a million people! This needs to be parlayed into a National Ad campaign!

    May 14, 2015
  • Gail Wiot

    This is great news!!! Again, we need to thank Willie for all his support!!! It just goes to show us how many people support our horses and the need to support them, keeping them safe from slaughter!!

    May 14, 2015
  • As a life long horse rescuer, I salute Willie for being an advocate and spokesman for the rescue and welfare of horses. At Red Bucket Equine Rescue our slogan is “where rescue is only the beginning” .
    I have loved your music for more years than I can remember, Willie. Your involvement with horse rescue makes you a true hero to me.
    Julie Shields

    May 14, 2015
  • This is AWESOME!I was born with this immense love of horses in a big family with little money and like Willy had to find a way to make bough money to buy my own horses. I got my first pony – who was already named Trigger-at age 14 built my own stalls and put up my own fences then bought my first horse – a green broke 3 year old at age 16.He was headed to a slaughter house. I paid $175 for him and he took high point trophy at the 4H game showas 3 years in row with me. I Named Him Saint. I later was an exercise rider of Thoroughbred race horsfor over 20 years I encountered great horsemen but also some horrible people who did harm to such beautiful creatures. There is a great need to protect them from cruel Humans.Thank you Habitat for Horses for doing your part! Very uplifting!

    May 15, 2015
  • Pat Whittington

    Willie Nelson is the best of all mankind!!!
    Proud to be a fan of his.

    May 15, 2015
  • Lisa Carter

    Congratulations! This just made my heart happy on so many levels. There are still many Americans in the dark on the issues of slaughter, kill buyers, wild horses/burros & the BLM. This video will be a beacon of light – SHINE ON, Willie!

    i think to spend a day on your ranch with you or your daughter, those majestic creatures & the young man who is your ranch hand would be just a little taste of heaven….it’s already part of God’s country!

    May 15, 2015
  • Daniel Cordero

    Awesome! So good that Willie won it; he deserved it

    May 15, 2015
  • Thank you Willie Nelson! Stop the slaughter of our horses!

    May 15, 2015
  • Rochelle

    Thank you Willie,I have a beautiful Doc Bar a Buckskin rescue
    she is my baby !!!!!

    May 15, 2015
  • Daryl

    Very happy he won the award, and so happy he is on the side of the horses, we need him & they need all the help they can get from all of us. Keep the wild horses wild.

    May 15, 2015
  • Tina Louise Ogilvie

    I would LOVE to become involved and hooefully be selected to come work for “HABITAT FOR HORSRS”. I own two of my own rquibes and have rescued many that I have taken care of on our ranch in Southern California. I have ecperience worki g with all equines and they are my passion for life! I will NEVER GIVE UP sharing the Horse Slaughtered Atrocity and will continue to end its daily practice and will continue to FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT to end it’s practice, once and for All. I hope you will PM me so we may talk about this issue as well as inform me that I would be an asset to the “HABITAT FOR HORSES” and hopefully be chosen to work with your association in the future. ThankbYou For your time.

    May 16, 2015
  • Cindi whitten

    Thank you Willie.you are a hero and a real horseman

    May 16, 2015
  • Linda Libby

    Thank you Willie Nelson and family.

    May 20, 2015
  • Linda Libby

    Thank you Willie Nelson and family. Awesome work. 🙂

    May 20, 2015