Caleb

SBF Mascot and Retiree.

Caleb before the neglect. 

Caleb was rescued from a severe neglect case in April 2016 where he was starved and locked in a dirty stall for months.  The starvation he endured is horrific. Honestly when we picked him up we thought we might be just bringing him home to meet a peaceful end. It was that bad. If that was all that could be done, were willing to do it for him. Caleb came with one piece of paper, a Coggins test. From this we were able to trace a little bit of information about him and photos of him from before he was abandoned an auction. 

After we got him safely home, the next few days were stressful, slowly feeding him a soaked mushy diet, discovering he could not chew hay, not even a little. Every morning when I would get to the barn, thankful he was still alive, his eyes were a little brighter. He could go for longer walks and eventually was strong enough for all day turnout.

Now more than 3 years later, he’s fat and sassy, and goes for gallops around the pasture with such gusto that I’m sure he will hurt himself…but he doesn’t. Tail flying, head high, snorting at the mares, he is loving his life. Even though he can’t be ridden, he deserves to live, not to be thrown away at the auction.

Because of his age and special dietary needs, Caleb will live out the remainder of his life at Sumner Brook Farm.  If you would like to sponsor Caleb with a monthly donation of $25.00 and become part of the #calebstrong team, please email amy@sumnerbrookfarm.com