Great Geldings

The horses in the Great Geldings program spend anywhere from one to two years transitioning from track life to ranch life. Many hours of rehab and training go into each horse and we strive to develop them for their best suited that in ranch riding, rodeo, dressage or eventing!


Most of our finished geldings are priced from $5,000 to $20,000 or more. Pricing reflects the time we have in each horse, as well as their unique skill set and discipline aptitude. We normally will not offer a horse for sale until they have completed one full branding and gathering season on the ranch.  Those 12 hour days tell us a lot about what a horse is  capable of and it is important to us to represent horses in the most honest manner possible.


Please contact us directly about the horse you are interested in and we would be happy to discuss it with you.  We can be reached at or by phone at 605-569-2249.

Doc Ruel

Cheonygyong Bisang (Doc Ruel)

2011 Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding

16.1 hands



Korea's Champion Two-Year-Old in 2011 and the winner of the first leg of their Triple Crown the following year, Doc is the epitome of class.  There is no horse that works harder or gives more than he does while at the same time being trainable, calm and super fun to ride.  A foxhunter's delight!



2008 Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding

15.3 hands



Here's a gelding sporting the lineage and good looks of Secretariat! Used on the ranch, on trails, and even in the Western Dressage arena, this mellow boy has seen lots of outside miles, worked and roped cattle, and is our first choice as a mount for less seasoned riders out for a ride in the hills.

D'Wop D'Wop


D'Wop D'Wop-SOLD!

2009 Bay Gelding

15.3 Hands



D'Wop D'Wop has been with us for a year now and has passed every test we have ever given him.  He is smart, trail savvy and a lot of fun to ride. He has been roped off of a fair bit and could even go into the rodeo arena.  But we think he would make the most rock star trail horse anyone ever saw--pretty and sure-footed! 

Fist Pump

Fist Pump-SOLD!

2009 Dark Bay or Brown Thoroughbred Gelding

15.3 hands



Fist Pump has been foot-perfect since the moment Dale first sat on him at the Colorado Horse Expo.  He is kind, intelligent and one of the best all-around horses we have had.  And most importantly, he is !100% trustworthy no matter where you take him.  He already has ribbons in the dressage ring and more trail experience than most horses twice his age!

What's New

Check out our "Untracked Mind" blog

We answer your questions about retraining Thoroughbreds for off-track careers and share the stories of the horses on the ranch.

Where to Find Us:

Gate to Great Geldings

A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds

RR 1
Newell, SD 57760

Phone: 605-569-2249


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