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.
This page is reserved for horses still working through the training program for the Gate to Great program. As they finish up the training program (more info on that HERE), they will be transitioned to the "For Sale" page as finished horses available for sale. If you are interested in a particular horse that is still in training, please contact us.
This page and the available geldings will change often as horses enter or complete the training program. Bookmark us and check back often!
2006 Dark Bay Gelding
We love these old warrior geldings and this one is no exception. Mitt doesn't sport a fancy pedigree, but had what it took to stick around the races for a ten-yr. career that saw him claim 13 wins from 89 starts. A thick-bodied boy with all the makings of a good ranch or pleasure mount and a cute face to boot!
2013 Bay Gelding
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'll introduce him to all that ranching entails this summer, so watch for updates on our Facebook page.
2010 Bay Gelding
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. He will have a few light rides tracking cattle this fall and should be ready to go to work for next calving season (spring 2019). Watch for updates on our Face Book page this fall.
We answer your questions about retraining Thoroughbreds for off-track careers and share the stories of the horses on the ranch.
Gate to Great Geldings
A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds
Newell, SD 57760