Todd Helton — We’re Keeping the Horse … Of Course, Of Course

Exclusive 0926_todd_helton_horse_gettyTodd Helton won”t be sending his new horse to the glue factory anytime soon — cause the Colorado Rockies first baseman already has a sweet ranch waiting for his new retirement gift.

Todd”s wife Christy tells our sources … they had no idea the Rockies would be gifting him a horse during his send off — but it”s not a problem … cause they just happen to have a 4,000 acre ranch (perks of earning more than $160 million).

We”re told the horse — named A Tru Bustamove — is worth $45,000 and the Heltons already have a nickname for him … “Busta.”

Woo ha! Woo ha!!