Wonderful video. I believe Heike Albert had that clip on her video of Routinier.
Rubinstein I was such a kind and generous horse - so full of try and desire to please. And such a shame his gentle heart could not find the fight in it to overcome the laminitis that claimed him. He was gone way too young.
I have that wonderful footage of him posted above on YouTube.........it was on the stallion videos of several of his sons......Rolling Stone, Rosenthal, etc. He was a fantastic horse.......I love his"R" line! I have two of them.....
Thanks for sharing the links! I feel very fortunate to have a granddaughter in my herd.
I also noticed on Facebook that the Rubinstein son Ruffian is once again available for breeding, and they are running a great special on his fee, to kind of reintroduce him to the market!
Looking Glass Farm Offers a one-time breeding special to reintroduce a very special stallion to the breeding market: GOV Licensed Oldenburg Stallion Ruffian (Rubenstein 1/St. Pr. St. Ilmenau (Inschallah AA) ) HALF PRICE STUD FEE $600.00 if booked by March 31, 2010. Normal stud fee $1200.00. For details on Ruffian visit...www.oldenburghorse.com or www.lgfsporthorses.com. DVD of Ruffian available or farm visit by appointment. Offspring on premises. Collection fees apply. Live foal guarantee. EVA negative and vaccinated. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruffian is right down the road from my farm and I get to see him often. He is a wonderful stallion both in personality, conformation and movement. Alison is doing a great job with bringing him back. I had a wonderful filly by him with spectacular movement. I would not hesitate to breed back to him again with the right mare. All you mare owner's still looking should jump on this great offer.
Managed to get Ruffian back out in the show ring last weekend (yay!). OK, just a schooling show, but he scored 68.9% at 3rd level, test 2. We still have a way to go in terms of fitness and strength, but I was SO impressed with his behavior - I have never taken him out in public since I have had him and he hasn't shown for probably 4 years or so. No real goals for him, just want to keep him healthy and happy and enjoying his work.
And, more exciting - one of his daughters was at the same show!