Ruby is a 2004 born 15hh Standardbred mare. Her breeding is Stature (USA) x Kalama Franco (NZ).
She was raced once, placing last, and stewards reported her as "tired". Not surprising as she has the laziest nature!
She is a very good looking Standardbred, and (fortunately) has a lovely elastic trot and has not shown any natural inclination toward wanting to pace.
Not long after getting her in April 2014, we discovered that Ruby was once loved and ridden by children, and had already been used in pleasure harness. Since she had already made the transition from racing to pleasure driving, she was a lot less work than we expected!
We have since shown her in halter at Ag shows and western club shows, and used for pleasure harness driving all over town and through the local bushland. Plans were to have her saddle broken too but that has not eventuated yet.