Sunny is an approximately 17 year old quarter horse cross. He was originally a ranch horse and made his way to the east coast via auction circuit. He was taken in by SBF as an owner surrender in 2018. He was rehabilitated physically and emotionally for about a year. He was then adopted but returned to us in 2020. Sunny is a fantastic, easy trail horse. His challenges are related to trusting people on the ground. Things like fly spray, strange objects, sudden movements and metallic sounds startle him. Potential adopters should plan to spend several months training here with Sunny before taking him home. Or he is welcome to stay on with his new people as a boarder! He needs to trust his people completely and that is not easy for him. He’s about 15h, easy keeper, wears front shoes. No health issues.
Henry is an approximately 17 year old Thoroughbred. Unable to be ridden, he has been a companion to other horses for his whole life. Henry gets along with everyone, though sometimes he acts like an annoying little brother. His manners need a bit of work as he adjusts to new environments, but with consistency he realizes his people are here to take care of him. No special health needs, but he is a cribber. He is adoptable as a companion only. Henry is the chestnut in the pics, he is about 15h.
Doug is a 23 year old Thoroughbred. He was severely neglected and abandoned by his owner at a backyard boarding situation. SBF was contacted by animal control to take him into our rescue. Doug has an old hind leg injury and is blind in his right eye. Because of these issues, he is available as a companion only. His personality is charming and silly. He loves to play with his companion Franklyn and he will also help you with barn chores, or he thinks he is helping. He is a big boy, 16.1h, but has no special diet needs. His eye requires monitoring for changes and a UV mask. But he is barefoot and lovable, plus he is handsome! Doug is adoptable as a companion only.
***Update*** after several riding restarts with our trainer, we think it is Shania’s best interest to remain on the farm in a lease situation. She has an unpredictable behavior under saddle. With time, patience and the right person, this can be overcome and she can be ridden. She is available off-farm adoption as a companion only, not for riding off farm. She bonds to her person and thrives on attention and love.
Shania is a gorgeous 18 year old Thoroughbred mare that 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 arrived on January 15, 2019 and has settled 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.
Shania has come really far with much improved body condition, gaining weight and muscle. She has learned to lunge properly in side reins and is working walk/trot under saddle. She is generally quiet, not spooky, but she can be determined! The more time her people spend with her, the more relaxed, sweet and willing she becomes. She is barefoot, up to date on routine vet and dental. She does well with solo turnout but within sight of a buddy, has a cosmetic blemish on her left hind that does not affect soundness. Qualified adopters should have some experience with OTTB’s and understand their general nature. She will make a lovely lower level show prospect for equitation or dressage, or just a fun horse to connect with. She has really changed in her time with us, from skinny, in pain, frantic, to perfect body condition, happy and relaxed. She is a gem!
***Update***Sadie has been adopted by a wonderful family here in Connecticut. She is loved, adored and cared for by two children and their parents. We couldn’t have asked for abetter home for our Sadie sweet potato.
Sadie is an approximately 20 year old QH mare. She had a long life as a lesson horse and most recently as an unmounted therapy horse, in addition to be adored by her owner. She was surrendered to SBF due to her owner’s serious medical issues. Sadie is quiet, beginner safe and very easy to handle. She loves to be groomed, to go for walks and hang out with her gelding friends. She has an old suspensory injury on her right front and several scars on her hind legs, but we put front shoes on her to give her more support and she is very happy with them. Her back is a bit swayed, but with time we have seen some improvement and she can get stronger. We feel she is best suited for a small person (125 lbs or less) for some light riding. She had an infected tooth extracted and is eating much better, but she has some difficulty chewing hay. We supplement her diet with soaked hay cubes and beet pulp, in addition to her soaked grain. This special mare has some special needs, but she is so deserving of the best home for her retirement! She has given so much to so many people, now it is time for us to give back to her.