The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, based in Washington, will have a spring open house May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to meeting horses, offerings will include pony rides from noon to 2 p.m., a silent auction, hourly tours and a tack sale.

The event will benefit the organization’s most recent herd member, Gus, a 5-year-old thoroughbred gelding that came to the farm when his previous owners were no longer able to keep him.

Gus is a 16.1 hand chestnut that has Kissing Spine, a condition where sections of bone attached to the vertebrae in his spine are too close and impinge on each other.

A spine specialist, chiropractor and farrier are all working with Gus, and though painful, this has not affected this his temperament in any way. Gus is available for a sponsor.

Tuskers, an athletic, gray, 13-year-old Percheron quarterhorse gelding, will also be on hand.

The 15.2 hand boy is happy to go English, Western or bareback for an intermediate rider

Tuskers loves to go for miles on the trails, often in the lead.

He is up-to-date on all shots, only wears front shoes, is available for sponsor, lease or adoption.

He is a 16.3 hand, blue roan gelding that loves attention.

Moses, a 20-year-old warmblood, will also greet guests.

For more information, call the 43 Wilbur Road farm at 860-868-1960 or visit