In July of 1998, the Santa Clara County SPCA contacted Redwings to help them determine the condition of over 100 ponies running free on 160 acres in the hills east of San Jose. The owner had lost his land to the bank and had temporarily moved the ponies to a neighbor’s land. The neighbor feared that he would get stuck with all the ponies and decided to round the ponies up and take them all to auction. Redwings contacted the media to raise awareness, and the local TV stations aired the plight of the ponies. On auction day, many members of the community were there to purchase the ponies. Butch was purchased by Horse Power Projects and came to live at Redwings. He was initially very shy and uncomfortable with people. The staff works with Butch every day to get him comfortable with people and being handled. In 2015 Butch was fostered by a couple in Linden, California, and in early 2016 they adopted Butch. He lives with his buddy “Donkey Donk”. We are so happy that Butch has a permanent loving home.