Vickie Herring has a passion for horses.

“I grew up in Philomath, Oregon, and was riding horses since I could walk,” she recalled. “My dad was a bull rider and my mom a rodeo queen,” Herring said. I really enjoyed gymkania, like barrel racing and being in rodeos when I was younger.”

Her passion for horses developed from a hobby into a livelihood – and eventually to a commitment to protect them. She once rescued 265 horses bound for slaughter in Canada.

Herring is the livestock manager for R&B Ranch. READ MORE

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