Gate To Great Horses

The horses that enter the Great Geldings program will spend anywhere from a few months to a year or more 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 career ... be that in ranch riding, rodeo, dressage or eventing.


Once the horses go through the Gate To Great program, they are ready for their new career. Find out which horses we have for sale and which are in the training program below. If you are interested in a particular horse that is still in training, please contact us. 


This page will change often as horses enter or complete the training program.  Bookmark us and check back often!

Tappinintovictory ("Tappin") 

16 hd. Dk br Tb gelding

2007 by Pleasant Tap X Jeano (Fappiano)

15 wins, earned over $291K.

PRICE: $5,000

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2006 Brown Gelding

15.3 Hands

This hard-knocking son of Posse had over 50 races in a seven year career. After taking last winter off, he began ranch work in spring of 2019.

PRICE: $4,500


2016 Dark bay gelding

15.1 hands

Cute little son of K One King out of an Include dam is an unraced Ky-bred. We are just getting to know him and he loves, loves attention. Watch for updates as his training progresses.

PRICE: $3,500


2013 Bay Gelding

15.3 Hands

From the sire line that produced Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom! "Leroy" might be a plain, brown package, but he has a lot of personality, likes attention and wants to please. We're introducing him to all that ranching, so watch for updates on our Facebook page.

PRICE: $3,500


2009 Chestnut Gelding

16 Hands

This warhorse  made 57 starts during his career and has taken to ranch work like a duck to water. He's proven that he can go any way his new owner wants to take him - whether that be navigating trails or chasing the hounds!

PRICE: $2,500


2012 Bay Gelding

15.3 Hands

This well made boy won across the pond and in the states, running on the turf. His pedigree sports heavy hitters such as Danehill, Gone West and Northern Dancer. A super people-oriented boy with "Oh Wow" eye appeal, he has taken to ranch work like a duck to water.

Special Jo

2010 Bay Gelding

16. Hands

From the sire-line that produced 2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify, this "Special" guy liked having his win-photo taken and was popular in the claim box. Watch for updates on our Facebook page this fall.

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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