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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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Real Star – Found a home July 2016 Assisted 1000RealStarFace1  “Marley” as his owner calls him, has shown under the name of Perfect Gift.  He is a registered Thoroughbred who raced and his given name is Real Star.  After meeting him I can say with confidence that he is the perfect gift for someone and he is also a real star in the dressage ring. Marley’s owner adores him but has been diagnosed with serious health problems.  She is worried about his future so she has made the heart wrenching decision to try to sell him – to a wonderful home only!  I wanted to help, but had never met Marley.   These days more than ever, I am extremely short on time with running TPR.  I asked if they could ship him here to Leighton Farm so Elizabeth Madlener and I could meet and evaluate him before putting him on the TPR website.     Last week (the first week in June) Marley came here. He walked off the trailer as relaxed and happy as a horse could be. I got on him and Elizabeth put us through our paces. Marley never missed a beat. I think this is a testament to his level head and classy personality. I found him eager to ...
  • Karma Karma Found a Home!     I am proud to introduce “Karma”.  We don’t know much about her history.  She was rescued by a good Samaritan who paid her “bail” to the kill buyers and then took over the cost of her care.  At the present time she is a healthy and sound mare.  We do not know her breed, but she is beautiful and kind.  She has had veterinary examinations that confirm she is in good health and is up to date on vaccinations, current coggins, dental and hoof care.  Her feet are great and she does not require shoeing.  We think she is some kind of gaited horse because of the way she moves.  It has been suggested she is a Tennesee Walker.   My area of expertise is Thoroughbreds so I just don’t know.    I can say she is fun to ride!  Her way of going is very smooth and easy to stay with.  Perhaps you can tell me what she is!  I am currently hacking her around my farm and she is starting to really enjoy it.   Click here to see her video.    At first she was worried and I believe that tells a story of some bad experiences, perhaps an ...
  • Pollards Image – Found a Home February 2016 LF 450PollardsImageFace Pollards Image Pollard is a 16.1 hand Thoroughbred Gelding who has it all! He has absolutely stunning coloring, but more than that, he is an extremely fancy mover! Pollard was bred, raised and race trained by a husband and wife team who always do right by their horses.  Consequently, he comes without physical or emotional baggage that must be addressed. He has been at Leighton Farm now for several weeks and I have sat on him once.  He is eligible for the 2016 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover, so I will not put him in the Leighton Farm training program until I see if there is anyone who wishes to enter this special boy in the competition. He was retired from racing at the age of 8 because he had run through his conditions and it made no sense to carry on.  He is now 9 years old with a solid foundation of good care and handling to build upon.  As with all their horses, Pollard retires sound and blemish free. Click Here for his pedigree. Click Here for his race record.   Here is a link to videos   Pollard is located at Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. His adoption fee is $2,500, please contact me for more information.  
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