Shania our 16 year old OTTB mare will be available soon! Scroll down for new pictures!
Sunny Has been Adopted! Our 18 year old grey Quarter Horse gelding is available for Adoption! Please scroll down to read his story.
SBF Mascot and Retiree.
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 2 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 like he was 2 years ago.
Because of his age and special dietary needs, Caleb will live out the remainder of his life at Sumner Brook Farm.
Shania– available soon!
Welcome to SBF Shania! This gorgeous, 16 year old Thoroughbred mare was from another rescue in PA. She was adopted to someone in CT but it wasn’t the right situation. Ultimately she was neglected and abandoned at the boarding barn. She was temporarily fostered, started her weight gain rehabilitation and received excellent care from a volunteer. SBF connected with the PA rescue to obtain ownership. She just arrived on January 15th and is settling in very well. We have begun ulcer treatment, necessary due to her neglect, had the vet out to give her a physical exam and a routine dental exam. Stay tuned as we learn more about this sweet girl and prepare her for adoption! She’s lovely.
***UPDATE*** 6/15/2019 Sunny has been adopted!
He’s 18 years old, 14.2 QH. He’s remarkably sound and ready to have some fun on the trail. His special needs are limited to his personality- I think he is Eyore in real life! He’s skeptical, a bit wary, happy about food and his friends, but he’s quite convinced the world is ending when you go to catch him. He requires a calm, patient person who can find the humor in his quirks but be sensitive to his rather pessimistic outlook. He needs you to be his sunshine, his warm ray of light. He would prefer 24 hour turnout, good quality hay, an approximately 150lbs (or less) sized person to go on trail rides and give him unlimited love and affection. Plus treats- he likes cookies. If you have cookies and are the sunshine on his cloudy days, then go to our adoption page and learn about our adoption requirements and process. Visit our Facebook page for videos or send an email to Sumnerbrookfarm@gmail.com.
Sunny was an owner surrender and joined us in October 2018. His owner was facing serious financial issues and was no longer able to care for him. SBF offered to take him and we are in the process of rehabilitating him and getting him ready for a riding evaluation. he is 18 years old, approximately 15h and was reported to have previously been a ranch horse in Mexico. He has a unique but sweet personality and his people need to earn his trust. We will update when he is ready for adoption. To watch his progress please visit our Facebook page.