We’ve had our beautiful Ruby for two years now- she is now 17. Ruby came to us because her owner was losing her ranch and did not have money to feed or care for her horses. Other rescues had offered to take the rest of the horses, but no one wanted a middle-aged Thoroughbred who was not trained to ride. Ruby’s fate was uncertain, so Hanaeleh stepped up and rescued her.
In the past few years, we’ve worked with Ruby under saddle. We’ve also taken her out on the street and around the trails. She is an awesome horse and very fun to ride. She is up for adoption, but needs an experienced rider. She would be great for someone who wants to ride dressage, trails, or other flatwork. We’ve had several people inquire about her as a jumping horse, but with her age, and with the recommendation of our vet and farrier, we believe that keeping her on the flat or on trail she will stay sound and healthy for several years. Jumping her, however, may put her at risk, so we would like to find her a home with an owner who is not interested in jumping. She also has a LOT of energy, so she would really enjoy an owner who likes to ride multiple times a week, and for quite a while.
We had been turning Ruby out with Sapphire, then with Sapphire and Tamahome, in the arena for about a year now. They have been getting along very well, so we finally decided to let them all live together. We moved her down to the bottom paddock, and the three seem to be just fine together. Ruby is at the bottom of the herd order, but that doesn’t seem to bother her too much, and they all get plenty of food.
Ruby is beautiful to watch as she trots and canters around the arena and we enjoy riding her- we always say it makes us feel like we’re more important when we’re on her back, as she moves so regally. We are continuing to work with Ruby, and we are hopeful that she will eventually find the perfect home.