We are pleased to announce that Ruby is now up for adoption! Ruby is a beautiful 16 year-old chestnut Thoroughbred mare who had been used as a broodmare before her previous owner lost her ranch. Ruby’s registered name is Ruby J, and she was raced for a short time before being retired as a broodmare. You can see her racing history and pedigree here:
When Hanaeleh took Ruby in, she had previously aborted her foal due to malnutrition. Hanaeleh does not allow its adopted horses to be bred, so we rehabilitated Ruby and retrained her as a riding horse. We started by ground driving her and worked her up to being ridden under saddle. Ruby is a very fast learner, and enjoys working!
Ruby has a LOT of energy, and we do longe her before we ride her. She has long, beautiful, flowing gaits, and would be a wonderful horse for someone who would like to continue to train her for dressage. She would need a high-intermediate or experienced rider, and her new owner should either be able to continue to train Ruby or should have a trainer as well.
Ruby is in good health and in good weight. She is barefoot and sound. We have been riding Ruby in a dressage saddle and a D-ring sweet iron snaffle with a dressage bridle.
If you are interested in Ruby, please fill out our horse inquiry form.
Video #1 of Ruby (trotting)
Video #2 of Ruby (trotting)
Video #3 of Ruby (cantering):
Video #4 of Ruby (cantering):