Meet the Equines of Red Bell Run
The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run is currently home to around 150 rescued equines. Here, they receive individualized care based on their needs. All of our equines live in “villages” and are made as comfortable as possible through several modalities including appropriate feed supplementation, bodywork, massage, acupuncture as well as traditional veterinary medicine. Click on one of our barns to see the equines that live there!
Mini Woods Mini Woods is home to our group of mini mules, hinnies, one miniature horse who rules the roost, and Clarissa. These equines live on a modified "track system" that mimics the way they would live in the wild. They spend most of their day on this open area...
Mini Heaven Barn
Mini Heaven Mini Heaven is our barn home to special needs miniature horses. Most of the minis in this village require intensive care, treatment, and medications. Behind Mini Heaven are a series of "dry lots" where our minis can spend time with each other just relaxing...
Mini Sugar Shack
Mini Sugar ShackOur Mini Sugar Shack was originally home to two lovebirds, Nathan and Delilah. The two were inseparable! Unfortunately, they have both passed over the rainbow bridge. Now, the Mini Sugar Shack is home to miniature horses Daphne and Snowflake.
Silo BarnOur Silo Barn is home to "land of the misfits"! That's because we have one of each type of equine living here in relative harmony: 2 Shetland ponies, 1 miniature donkey, 1 paint, 1 elderly mule, and 1 quarter horse cross mare.
Trailside BarnTrailside was our original nursery barn, but is now home to our smaller donkey herd. Here you'll find Nick, Jasmine, Moonshine, Ruby, Gracie, Ella Grace, Scooter, Gus, and April.
CenterviewCenterview overlooks the pastures on the north side of the upper farm and is a two-stall gentleman's quarters. Here, our collection of Hackney ponies live in harmony. Three little Hackney mares came to Red Bell Run from the Humane Society of North Texas and...
Laughing PonyLaughing Pony sits in between our Centerview and Heehaw Hideaway barns. Residing in Laughing Pony are three hackney geldings, a stunted small horse named KitKat, and a hinny named Leroi. Behind Laughing Pony's barn is a track system that helps give them...
Heehaw HideawayHeehaw Hideaway is home to two of our miniature donkey herds. Heehaw Hideaway has a small shelter with a "front porch" and attached dry lot. A wonderful group of miniature donkeys, the youngest being 20 and the oldest 34 live here, lazing their days...
Sunrise PointeSunrise Pointe is a 7-stall L-shaped barn facing east overlooking lush pastures and the memorial garden. Atop Sunrise Pointe is a cupola with the "red bell" of Red Bell Run as its focal point. Illuminated at sunset, the red bell is the symbol of the...
Villa RojaOriginally our "special" special needs barn, Villa Roja is the first village inside the lower farm gates. As it has grown, Villa Roja has become home to a diverse group of equines, and they all have special needs.
Sunset RidgeSunset Ridge got its name from a picture taken by one of our staff. It shows a silhouette of three horses high on the hill against the backdrop of the setting sun. Currently, three Mammoth Molly Mules and a Mammoth Donkey share the shelters and barns. They...
HilltopHilltop is the highest point on the farm and was designed specifically for our "big" girls. The doors and stalls are oversized to accommodate drafts, the economy-sized equines that helped build this country and even today are sometimes used to work on farms....
Mountain ViewMountain View, across the road from Sunset Ridge, is the home of Seven, a Tennessee walking horse and Molly a painted mule. Molly is the newest addition to Mountain View and came from horrible neglect.
Longears VillasLongears Villas neighbors our Mountain View barn. It is home to a mammoth spotted donkey named Mariah and her sidekick Buddy Jackson. Mariah lost her best friend Lily last year and ever since, Buddy Jackson has been her boyfriend.
Longears Lodge & Loungears Lounge
Longears Lodge & Longears LoungeThese two barns are home to our "Big Herd" of 48 donkeys, Old Spice (a miniature horse), a hinny or two, and the occasional mule. The younger, more physically able crowd spends their mornings down in the Donkey Woods where they have...
Millie's ManorMillie's Manor is reserved for a very special donkey. Millie was raised in someone's kitchen and therefore had difficulty adjusting to the rest of the donkey herd upon her arrival at Red Bell Run. Millie does not know she is a donkey and for that reason...
Roadside InnRoadside Inn is a group of barns and shelters located around the curve at the bottom of the lower farm. A lovely pasture serves the equines housed here and they enjoy a nice stand of trees during the summer.
Critters CornerWe have a "critter" named Isaac, a small hinny, who lives across from the Roadside Inn. Little Isaac and his best friend Frodo, a draft cross pony, have a wooded hillside and shelter where they oversee all traffic coming down the main hill. Everyone...
Memorial GardenThe equines at Red Bell Run have a variety of life-limiting medical issues; when the time comes to let one of our beloved equines go they are compassionately euthanized to prevent any pain or suffering. Because we care about our planet, we go to the...