TPR Retraining Program

 These horses are in training at Leighton Farm being retrained by Kimberly Godwin Clark, executive director of TPR and head trainer at Leighton Farm.  Kimberly donates the use of Leighton Farm as well as her work to this cause.  All of the proceeds from their adoption go directly to helping the horses TPR assists.

 » » Get qualified to adopt!  Just download our application, fill it out and submit it to qualify@goodhorse.org.   Click Here To Get Started!  Go to our FAQ’s to find out what’s involved in adopting through TPR!  Contact us with questions at 240-216-5197.

 

 

  • Gruel 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 1000IrishDeceiverFace1 Irish Deceiver is an unraced, 3 year old Thoroughbred gelding. He stands 15.3+ hands with a very solid build. It’s no surprise that his race connections decided not to race him since he is very laid back and quiet.  He’s a very nice mover and a really good boy. 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 trying to move some horses on. Whomever gets this guy will be lucky. He’s beautiful both inside and out. He’s good for the blacksmith and vet although he’s only seen the vet for coggins and vaccinations. He has also seen the dentist and was very good for that as well. He was castrated in the fall 2016. Irish is a baby boy, he’s green and immature with lots of growing and growing up to do. I am riding him 3-4 days per week, hacking around the farm and working in the arena a bit. I ...