SBF Paint Night

July 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Essex Paint and Sip will be packing up their supplies and hosting an event at the farm! 

Enjoy wine, friends and create your own vision with the assistance of the Essex Paint and Sip team.

Farm tour at 6:00pm (weather permitting).

Create this painting of our mascot, 34 year old Caleb.

Can you give Doug his forever home?

Sumner Brook Farm Inc.

*Companion Only*

  • Age: 23
  • Registered name: “Supah Doug” Stable name “Doug”
  • Breed: Thoroughbred Color: Grey
  • Height/weight: 16.1h 1300lbs
  • Medical Issues: Right hind stifle injury several years ago. Not sound for riding. Blind in right eye. 

Adoption Requirements:

  • 24 hour turnout with a buddy preferred. 
  • Non riding home. 
  • Free choice, good quality hay.High fat, low starch feed to maintain weight.
  • Routine Vet, Dental and Farrier care. 
  • Tons of love.

Doug came to Sumner Brook Farm in August of 2020. He was surrendered due to neglect and was dangerously thin when local Animal Control was contacted. As he is a senior who is suitable only as a companion, they reached out to us so that our rescue could continue his rehabilitation and evaluate him for adoption. 

Doug would make a super companion for a gelding or mare, he tends to be the low man in the herd, but just wants to be everyone’s friend. He thrives with human connection and has a lovable personality. 

Doug is a big boy and can be a little pushy when leading. With consistent handling he is a perfect gentleman, standing on cross ties forever to be groomed, great for the vet and farrier, blanket changes, fly spraying, etc. He is barefoot and does not require any medication or special care, other than soaked grain, which we provide for all our horses. His blind eye needs to be monitored for changes at his annual vet exams, and we use UV blocking fly masks to protect his eye. 

Adoption Options: 

If you would like to adopt Doug and take him home, we require a barn visit and reference checks, as well as monthly check-ins for the first year. 

Doug is also available for ON FARM adoption for a monthly, tax deductible donation of $300.00 He can stay here at the farm with all the care our rescue provides, and be your horse too! 

For information and a phone interview, please contact

Adopt a Sanctuary Horse!

Have you always wanted a horse to bond with? To groom, take on long walks, and get to know their unique and individual personality? Our Sanctuary Horse Adoption might be a great option for you. We have several horses at Sumner Brook Farm who will live out their golden years on the farm due to age or complex care requirements. 

We believe a horse’s life is worth more than the ability to work.

Horses’ lives have more value than being a riding horse or producing income for humans. Whether they are rideable or retired, physically able but psychologically too scarred to be ridden, we will take care of them for the rest of their lives. Taking on this responsibility comes with great expense. We love all our rescues and give them everything they need to be happy and healthy and finding them a perfect person is just as important as providing the other aspects of care.

There is nothing like a horse having their own person.

Horses need someone they can count on, someone that they know. Can you provide consistency and structure to their days with visits, grooming, and walks around our beautiful farm? Will you provide a monthly financial contribution towards their care? Horses do in fact recognize different people and get to know their regular care givers. We would love to have you as the extra special person in their lives.

This is a donation commitment like no other, knowing a rescue horse is receiving the best care of their lives, the best love and companionship, because it comes directly from you.

If you are an adult (21 and over) with horse experience and would like to be considered as a Sanctuary Adopter, please email 

Sanctuary adopters are welcome to schedule visits Tuesdays through Saturdays based on the farm’s schedule connecting with your schedule.

*Please note that this is not a riding opportunity. Most of our horses are retired from under saddle work.