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Once again, a young child has set an example of compassion we can all learn from. As children, birthdays are one of the most exciting times of the year and it often means parties and presents to look forward to. If it came between those very things and someone in need, however, in the words of John Quinones, “What Would You Do?”

For 8-year-old Ryder Perryman, there was no question what she would do … what she WANTED to do. An avid horse lover, Ryder asked friends and family for donations instead of birthday presents. She raised $700 worth of wishlist items for the Red Bucket Equine Rescue and even delivered them in red buckets! If we all had this same compassion for other living beings, what a wonderful world this would be.

Red Bucket Equine Rescue is a non-profit that works to save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind and find them safe, loving and permanent adoptive homes. Most of the horses are victims of abuse, neglect, and even slaughter-bound horses. According to founder Susan Peirce, the organization has aided more than 350 horses over the past nine years and found homes for about 241 of them.

To learn more or donate to Red Bucket Equine Rescue, click here.

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6 comments on “Sweet 8-Year-Old Girl Gave Up Her Birthday Presents to Raise Money for Horses (VIDEO)”

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David Andrew Hernandez
20 Days ago

What a beautiful soul (both of them actually...)

Sandie Tripp
21 Days ago

Theresa Harris McClure

Pierre D'Hslr
21 Days ago

Voilà, je compte faire un don en ton nom à animaux en péril le 28 janvier Margot DC

John Pasqua
21 Days ago


Jovy Jergens
21 Days ago

What a lovely child! I am so glad this poor horse got help. This can certainly be a merciless planet. Thank God for decent people!

21 Days ago

VERY impressive Ryder! Myself and thousands of otherssssssssssssss are so proud of you.


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