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

Cheongnyong  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! Currently gaining experience in the field with Live Oak Hounds. Located in Thomasville, GA.



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. SOLD



Thumbs Up ("Thomas")

2013 Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

15.2 hands


This son of Distorted Humor out of an A.P. Indy mare was lightly raced, and has stolen our hearts with his bravery out in the rough country. He's put in some big days on rides gathering cattle, putting the older horses to shame. He'd make a great hunt mount and is small enough for the ladies. Here's another one that thrives on attention, but isn't a sissy when it's time to get to work.



2012 Dark Bay Tb. Gelding

16. hands


This beauty has been a joy to have around and took to working cattle right away. Great in the country and goes out alone without a fuss. He's shown talent over obstacles and could easily move into the hunt field or show ring. SOLD



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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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