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  • Gruel – Found a Home 7/2017 GrueFace   Gruel is a 7 year old, 16.1 hand Thoroughbred gelding who raced only 10 times.  I loved this horse from the first moment I saw him and looked forward to developing him into a first class – whatever he wants to be, but I broke my wrist in the fall and have not found the time to ride him regularly since healing.  I got so far behind on everything that I’m still playing catch up.  I have had the time to teach him to longe correctly and have gotten him going in the arena at the walk and trot.  He is wonderful but he is a lot of horse.  This guy needs someone who knows how to retrain and ride a retired racehorse.  Although he is kind, he’s too athletic for an average rider.  He sits down and uses her rear end to balance himself more than any horse I’ve ever worked with.  Normally it takes me about one year to get at horse where he is now with regard to balancing on all four corners. Oliver as I call him is good for the vet, farrier and dentist.  When I shipped him here he walked right on the trailer and ...
  • Irish Deceiver – Found a Home July 2017 1000IrishDeceiverFace1 We love this boy so much.  I can’t remember having so much fun with a horse!  He is unflappable but at the same time a willing partner.  He trusts and loves people so he doesn’t question the things we ask of him.  I’m sure he thinks we are not the sanest humans he’s encountered during his short life, but he likes us anyway.  Irish Deceiver is unraced but he was in race training.  It’s no surprise that his race connections decided not to race him since he is so very laid back and quiet.  I give them a lot of the credit for why this horse is so trusting.  Its clear he’s been ridden and trained correctly.   He is only 3 years old.  Irish is a Thoroughbred gelding who currently stands 15.3+ hands with a very solid build.   He’s a very nice mover too! I had originally planned to put some training on him and then move him on but at present I’m riding 9 per day and I’ve come to the realization that I either need more help or less horses. While I’ve been trying to find more, reliable, skilled help, it hasn’t happened so I’m taking the other route and ...
  • Sepulveda Finds Her Way 15388648_10208556988106310_177963919_o by Eleanor Davis Kay Corcoran Hart wasn’t necessarily looking for a horse a year ago, but Kim Godwin Clark, founder and trainer at Thoroughbred Placement Resources, invited her to come meet a Thoroughbred mare named Sepulveda anyway…. A Great Brain Kay certainly wasn’t expecting a quiet, willing partner when she swung a leg over the young thoroughbred on that windy winter day, but that is exactly what she found in Veda. “That’s what Kim kept impressing on me, that had this great brain, and it’s absolutely true,” Kay explains. Kim noticed the horse’s exceptional personality from their very first ride. As the pair was warming up, a large tarp got loose and was hurtling towards the arena. While Kim expected the worst, and was preparing to do an emergency dismount, Veda simply looked at the tent and went about her business. At that moment, she knew Veda was truly something special. A Growing Partnership As Kay’s partnership with the mare has grown, she’s found Veda to be a consistently confident, intelligent horse. Kay has continued to develop her dressage work while lightly starting her over fences as well. Kay has also discovered that Veda loves to go on trails. “I took her out to ...
  • Gator Gold – Found a Home December 2016 – Assisted gatorgoldface Gator is a stunning 6 year old Thoroughbred gelding who stands 15.3 hands.  He has a very easy going and kind temperament. He is retiring from racing completely sound, he is just through his conditions and it’s time to move on to a new line of work.  He wasn’t a world beater as a racehorse but he tried every time he raced.  He was never any trouble and did everything right. Gator loads and ships perfect, stands quietly to be groomed and worked on by the farrier, etc.  He is a dream horse! In the video he is being ridden before he was turned out that day because I arrived so early.  He never put a foot wrong.     Click Here to see his pedigree. Click Here to see his race record. Click Here to see a short video.   Gator is suitable as to do anything, trail/pleasure horse, dressage, hunters or jumpers!  He has no vices and is completely sound. He is available for $1,500 to an approved home. He is located in Berryville, Virginia.   Please email  me at kclark@goodhorse.org or call 240-216-5197 for more information.  
  • Captain Toews – Found a Home, Assisted November 2016 captaintoewsface Captain is a stunning 5 year old Thoroughbred gelding.  He stands 15.3 hands with a very solid build.  He is a beautiful horse with a kind temperament.   He was adopted by his current owners in the hope of retraining him into a hunter/jumper.  They found he had chips in a knee and had knee surgery to remove chips.  The surgeon was unable to remove one chip because it was embedded in a ligament.  This makes the prognosis for a jumping career poor.  The surgery was done in June 2016 and he has been on stall rest since then but he is ready to be turned out.  He is being hand walked as evidenced in one of the videos.   Click Here to see his pedigree. Click Here to see his race record. Click Here to see a short video. Captain is suitable as a trail/pleasure horse and for low level dressage.  He certainly has the looks for it!  These people have done all the work and they have also done right by a horse they took in with the goal of retraining and selling.  Rather than “getting rid” of Captain, they got him the surgery he needed even though they knew he would not be ...
  • Luca the Bull – November 2016 lucathebull-face1 Luca is a 4 year old Thoroughbred gelding who stands 16.3 hands.  He has a kind temperament and is a good mover.  Luca’s original owner/breeder/trainer raced him and he showed no talent whatsoever.  In his only start he was distanced and pulled up, walking off the track.  I guess it wasn’t for him. He went back to the farm where he was the chaperone for the new babies when they are broken to saddle.  He has no other training but should take to a new life as a show/pleasure mount.  He has no vices and gets along well with other horses.  I have not had any problem handling him since he arrived at the farm.  The shipper said he loaded easily and shipped quietly.  He walked off the trailer like a gentleman.      Click here to see his pedigree. Click here to see his race record. Click here to see his videos. I recently broke my wrist – it had nothing to do with Luca, in fact it had nothing to do with horses.  I slipped and fell while walking.  Perhaps I should have been astride a horse!   At any rate, my original plan was to train Luca and offer him at a increased adoption fee, ...
  • Learning to Dance – Salsa and Julie 1000loveby EvelynAnn Bruno What do you do with a retired racehorse named Salsa? Well, you take her out dancing, of course! Julie Parent was looking for just the right dressage prospect and after much searching a dear friend and Equine Massage Therapist Betsy Novotny, suggested Julie contact Thoroughbred Placement Resources (TPR).   Head Trainer, Kimberly Godwin Clark suggested Julie go to foster facility Six M Farm to see what was available.  Salsa (barn name Elsa) was adopted by Julie Parent January 31, 2015. Elsa was foaled on Cinco de Mayo in 2011 and is a Pennsylvania bred. With only four career starts, she never hit the board, making her a lightly raced prospect with a well rounded education!  “Kim said she was super sweet in the stall with a kind eye, and a very nice mover. That was one of my key criteria, since I was looking for a horse that I could train in dressage,” commented Julie. Elsa is not Julie’s first Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB), she is her second. After her first OTTB mare, Julie did not expect to be lucky to find a horse as wonderful as Elsa.  With her graceful gaits and natural self carriage, Elsa has proven to be a ...
  • Lionshare and Whitney Realize the Dream! 1000winportraitby Eleanor Davis Most dressage riders yearn to earn their USDF bronze medal and move up the levels with their equine partner. While Whitney Johnson’s to-do list includes the typical goals, like moving up a level and improving her horse’s medium trot, she also has a dream that’s a little bit different from the norm. She hopes to ride her Maryland-bred Off the Track Thoroughbred, Lion’s Share, in a freestyle demonstration at Maryland Million Day to raise awareness about the breed’s talent for dressage. Finding Leo Whitney first ran into “Leo” when he was still on the track. “It was love at first sight,” she says, citing his big expressive eyes and sweet face. Through the help of a friend in the industry, as well as Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Whitney was able to network and talk to Leo’s connections. Whitney was able to attend his last race, and very soon after adopt Leo due to his lack of ability as a racehorse. After a few months to let down and relax, Whitney brought Leo to his new home, Stonebrook Farm. Developing Trust Whitney and Leo began working together to develop as a dressage team. Whitney worked hard to establish trust with Leo, after he’d spent so many ...
  • Sheza Classy Lady – Found a Home August 2016 450ShezaClassyLadyFace01 Who wouldn’t want to see this beautiful face each time they head down to the barn? Lady is just that a real lady.  She is beautiful and her former owner adores her but has had to make some tough choices lately, putting her family ahead of her desire to keep this beautiful mare.  Lady has a bit of an interesting story in that her current owner is the wife of a trainer at Laurel Park.  He claimed Lady for a client who passed away leaving her to them.  They took her to their farm where she was trail ridden and became a family pet.  They even bred her once and she had a beautiful baby!  Times got tight and in an effort to try to hang onto her they took her back to the track hoping she could win enough money to afford to keep her, but Lady wasn’t interested in racing any longer. Click Here to see her pedigree. Click Here to see her race record. Click Here to see her videos. I picked her up two days ago (August 9, 2016) and the pictures were taken upon arrival at my farm.  The first video is of her first turn out that very evening.  ...
  • Paddington – Found a home October 2016 450PaddingtonFace02 Paddington is a lightly raced Thoroughbred gelding who is ready to begin his new career.  He didn’t take to racing and he was lucky to have an owner and trainer who heard him when he said “I don’t want to do this.”   His owner took him home to the farm where he spent a year trying to decide what to do with him next.  He adores this horse but does not ride, so you see his quandary.  As far as race trainers go, the race trainer this guy had is one of my favorites.  He’s a horsemen through and through, making Paddington an excellent prospect for his next career. Click Here to see his pedigree. Click Here to see his race record. Click Here to see his videos. “Paddy” is 16.1 hands and has a good build.  He has the conformation of many excellent jumpers.  He has no vices and is incredibly smart – learning the voice commands for longeing in a matter of days.  He is a dream to ride so far, trying his best to figure out how to navigate a 20 meter circle!  I like this guy a lot and I hope to get him in the hands of someone who will ...
  • Emmy Agnes – Found a Home July 2016 450EmmyAgnesFace1. Emmy Agnes is a stunning 3 year old Thoroughbred filly who has never known anything but love and kindness.  Her owner/breeder adores her “babies”.  Emmy was trained as a racehorse and did run 3 times but she never lived at the racetrack.  Instead she trained on a farm where she could be turned out and enjoy her life.  While she is currently located at Leighton Farm I do not have the time to ride one more, and with the extensive wait list to get in, I need to find her the right home as soon as possible.  This is a lucky opportunity for someone! Click Here to see her pedigree. Click Here to see her race record. Click Here to see her video. Emmy has no vices and is completely sound.  She has a sweet, vibrant temperament and an uphill build.   These qualities will make her a great candidate for an athletic discipline such as jumpers, eventing or even dressage since she is a breathtaking mover – just watch the video!  Emmy already stands a bit over 15.2 hands.  This beautiful girl is turned out with two other mares and gets along perfectly with them.  She is never a problem and learns very ...
  • Let’s Trade – Found a Home July 2016 – Assisted LetsTradeJump1   Trade is a dark bay, 16.2 hand Thoroughbred gelding who has competed at the Beginner Novice Level in Eventing.  Trade possesses the talent to go further!   He is 9 years old.   He is great on trails alone or with others.  He clips, loads, and ties, good for farrier and vet, and utd on everything. Trade doesn’t mind being in a stall or on 24/7 turnout. He is a very sweet guy with a lot of personality.   Click Here to see his pedigree. Click Here to see his race record. Click Here to see his video.     His owner sadly needs to find him a home because lacks the time and money for him. She  has owned him for  4 years and he has been a great horse.   She wanted a big, quiet, kind Thoroughbred and he is just that.   Unfortunately right after she started to advertise him to sell, he was injured.  There was some swelling around his back left pastern but he was he lame. From his owner, “Recently it had started to bother him so we did diagnostics, radiographs and ultrasound and found that he had a small crush fracture to the outside of his pastern bone which already seems to be healing.  It looked like ...
  • We Never Sleep – July 2016 – Assisted 450WeNeverSleepFace1   “Neva” is a beautiful gray filly, both inside and out.    She stands 15.3 hands and is only 3 yers old.  She has her entire life ahead of her.  She has been in training at Laurel Park but has never raced. Recently her trainer discovered she has a bone chip in her knee although she is sound.  Xrays are available.  I sent the to a veterinary surgeon for an opinion and they offered that Neva would be fine the way she is as a trail and pleasure horse, but if her new owner wanted to do more, the chip should be taken out. Recovery time would be 8 weeks. Click Here to see her pedigree.   TPR takes as many horses as possible and has surgery and rehabilitation done but we are not able to do this for Neva at this time so we are hoping to find her a home that is willing to invest in this beautiful filly’s future. Please contact me directly with questions or access to her xrays.     We Never Sleep is located at Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland.  We are waiving our adoption fee to a qualified home.
  • Shock and Awesome – Found a Home July 2016 450ShockandAwesomeface1 Shock and Awesome is a 2 year old Thoroughbred filly who has been lovingly raised and handled by my good friends Diana McClure and Michael Cooney.  They have a wonderful farm where the break and train Thoroughbred racehorses.  “Maybelline” as I call her has never had anyone scare or hurt her which has resulted in an easy going and happy young horse.  Due to financial constraints, Maybelline’s owners have decided to rehome her rather than race her which is great for someone who wants a horse they can start from the beginning. Click Here to see her pedigree. Click Here to see her videos! Maybelline is green broke to ride as evidenced in my video.  I do not plan to retrain her as I have far too many to ride at this point.  I will just hop on her from time to time until her human comes along.  Maybelline has no health issues and is sound.  I just put her first set of shoes on!  I don’t think there is anything this wonderful girl can’t do.  She already stands 16 hands tall with a lovely solid build.   Shock and Awesome is located at Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  She is available to a ...
  • Wonderful Union – Found a Home – June 2016 This boy is beautiful, stands 16.2 hands and is 6 years old but that is not the best thing about him.  He is a wonderful citizen and wants to please. Wonderful Union last raced in January 2016.  Since then he has been on a farm in Woodbine, Maryland where he has been ridden only a few times, but has exhibited the class he has as an individual.  During these rides, his current owner accompanied her daughter on trail rides and “Benny” was challenged with streams, logs and an altogether new experience.  Since their farm is landlocked, they would ship to the places they would hack about.  Benny has never put a hoof wrong during these outings. Click Here to see his pedigree. Click Here to see his race record. Click Here to see his video.   He is up to date on coggins, vaccinations and hoof care.  He is green and will need someone who can show him the way to a new life of being a riding horse, but he is ready right now to begin this new life!  He does have a “bubble” on his knee which appears to be a blemish, not a joint issue.  During the time he has been off the ...