Fanagalo (Samson) - FOR SALE

Samson has been with his retrainer's family throughout his racing life and now into his new role as a riding horse. As a consequence, upon inspection you can also view his racing photos!

Although he raced as a pacer, this cracking type trots beautifully.

He retired in November 2017 due to a minor tendon issue in his nearside fore. It has subsequently been ultrasounded and shows no residual issue. A vet check is welcome.

Samson has been taken along slow and steady in his re-education and is progressing well. He has had limited riding out and about due to time constraints but will be ridden periodically/regularly until sold to further his education.
He has great manners and stands for mounting either from the ground, a fence or any other object. He also stands well when under saddle, making him a good candidate for those interested in showing.

Samson walks/trots on a loose rein and backs up softly. He is not ready, nor has been asked to canter under saddle yet.

This lovely gelding floats well, ground ties and has been exposed to water. He was a little timid but agreeable.

Choose a discipline once you have developed a good foundation and the world is your oyster, bearing in mind that any new owner should be prepared to take things slowly to develop their relationship into the future.

Samson is currently ridden in a Wintec Pro dressage & a side pull. He will be introduced to a heavy cart (in due course) in preparation for carriage driving career opportunities.

We are looking for an empathetic rider who will consider the horse’s emotions and is committed to a long term future with Samson.

Those lacking experience would benefit from ongoing support which is available from the retrainer.

Please note: Prospective purchasers will be assessed on their ability to ride or handle all Trail Buddy horses.

Samson is offered for sale at $2500. To inquire or book a viewing, please contact Trail Buddy via Facebook page, Ph 0427 591 139 or email enquiries to


Name Fanagalo
Stable Name Samson
Born 2008
Sex Gelding
Colour Bay
Height 15.2hh
Trainer Trail Buddy (Amanda Souter)
Starts 84
Wins 9
Placings 21
Prizemoney $60,504
Fastest Time 1:58.7
Gait Pacer
Sire It Is I
Dam Miss Clare 
Broodmare Sire Walton Hanover USA