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!
Happy's Causeway ("Happy")
16.0 hd. Chestnut gelding
2013 by Giant's Causeway X Hello Maggie May (by Lemon Drop Kid)
3 wins, earned $53,728.
This pretty son of Champion Giant's Causeway is out of a stakes winner and his grand-dam was champion Fantasy Lake. Started doing ranch work and has limited jumping experience. Consigned to the open section following the Legend Buttes Catalog Horse Sale, Crawford Livestock Market, Crawford, Ne, August 7, 2020. On-line bidding available through www.crawfordlivestock.com . See his sale video on our Youtube channel: "Horse Creek Thoroughbreds" at https://youtu.be/VPUnX8Yr1Ss.
Guns Down ("Gunner")
15.2 Hd. Brown Gelding
2017 by Field Commission X Crysta's Court (by Silent Name)
5 starts, last raced: 10/18/2019
An athletic young son of champion Field Commission out of a stakes winner. "Gunner" is going to begin training this summer ('20) and has shown real aptitude through the jumping alley. He could go a lot of directions, so keep an eye on his progress at our Facebook page: Gate to Great/Horse Creek Thoroughbreds. See his preliminary videos on our Youtube Channel: Horse Creek Thoroughbreds. Call for details and price. Video Link: https://youtu.be/PGx8_imsthc
15.3 hd. Dark bay or brown gelding
2014 By Distorted Humor out of Spare Change (by Bernardini)
10 starts, 3 wins, $53,984, last raced: 8/4/2019
From a loaded pedigree, this guy brought $250,000 as a yearling. Another gem that came our way through Herringswell Stables and Tibr is already filling his role on the ranch with style. Call for details and price.
True Strike ("Seltzer")
15.1 hd dark bay gelding
2007 By Smart Strike out of True Legacy (GB) (by A.P. Indy)
20 starts, 3 wins, $70,535 Last raced: 3/21/2014
One of our latest rising stars in the remuda, he's learning ranch tasks in spite of his initial fear of cattle. One of many of our lovely boys from Solera Farm of Williston, Florida!
15.2 hd. brown gelding
2014 By Field Commission out of Petite Riviere (by Sligo Bay)
6 starts,1 win, last raced: 4/26/2017
Our newest arrival from Solera Farm, this lightly raced son of champion Field Commission is a sweetheart and ready to go to work. Hails from the family of multiple champion Trillion and Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox.
15.3 hd. dark brown gelding
2015 by Street Cry out of Ghost Galaxy (by Ghostzapper)
This beauty is from the last crop of leading sire Street Cry. He's one of our newest arrivals and is scheduled to begin training this summer (2020). From a lovely family deep with black-type and is an all-class act. Watch for updates.
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Gate to Great Geldings
A Division of Horse Creek Thoroughbreds
Newell, SD 57760