New Success Story
The Gate to Great racehorse retraining program has a new success story. One of Dale Simanton’s long-time customers purchased the dark bay Thoroughbred gelding Fist Pump unexpectedly.
Simanton recently partnered with CANTER Colorado to train Fist Pump for the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover. It was always the plan to sell the 16HH gelding to benefit CANTER Colorado. No one anticipated it would be soon after he arrived in South Dakota.
The 2009 gelding last raced in August 2014 and won more than $93,000 in 28 starts. Fist Pump then landed with CANTER Colorado.
CANTER is one of the largest and oldest national programs dedicated to finding second careers and homes for former racehorses. That is where Simanton met the versatile gelding.
Fist Pump’s new career will include working cattle on a ranch in North Dakota. His new owner also plans to do some trail riding.
Simanton and his partner, Dorothy Snowden still have plans to take three horses to the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park in late October. Look for them and Jaded Lover, Thirsty Soul, and Painted Forest.