"This skinny, grey gelding walked straight up to our trailer, past the gates, disregarding the commands of the kill lot employees," BHHR wrote. "He was intent that this was his ride out of there ... There was just no way we could leave him behind!"
Since then, Bubbles has been making friends and loving his new home. And people - at the sanctuary and all over the world - seem to love him right back.
Soon after the story of Bubbles rescuing himself came out, the old horse started receiving fan mail.