When Miss Ruud looks at you her eyes twinkle with curiosity, and you can’t help but feel her desire for a deeper connection. She’ll nod her head until you step closer, and when you are near she will sniff, and snoozzle, and smoozzle and share her affection all over you. 

With a wide white blaze painted on her face, four very tall white socks, and a little white heart on her belly, she has the stunning good looks of Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘The Pi’ in National Velvet. With a glance, she’ll ignite your imagination to see all of the wonderful things you could do, and who you could be with such a gentle friend and magnificent being as she. 

Just a few months prior, Miss Ruud could barely lift her head to say hello. Worry and fear had overtaken her countenance as she fought for her life and that of her unborn foal amid the slaughter bound feedlots in Louisiana. How a mare of her beauty, youth, and fine pedigree ever landed there we will likely never know.

On December 1, 2021, thanks to the swift support of our loving community, Unbridled was able to rescue Miss Ruud and her unborn foal. Malnourished and neglected, we didn’t know if she would have the strength to continue the pregnancy. While in quarantine, with careful refeeding and specialized grain and supplements, she began to reclaim her health. 

Since arriving at Unbridled on December 31, 2021, Miss Ruud has embraced the consistency and peace of her new home. She eats about 20-lbs of grain a day along with free choice hay and alfalfa. She is gaining weight, her milk bag is filling, and her foal is growing and stretching and healthily kicking about in sacred space she has held onto for her little love.  

The Jockey Club confirmed that Miss Ruud had a filly in 2021, and that she had been mated last on April 29, 2021 with Ocean Knight. She is expected to foal between March 26th and April 10th, 2022. Will her foal be a colt or a filly? A bay or a chestnut? Will he or she be decorated in white … Soon we will find out. 

On April 4, 2022, Miss Ruud gave birth to a healthy colt! We call him Prince Ruud as he is the first born under the banner of Unbridled. 


Miss Ruud 🤍

​Registered Name: Miss Ruud

Born in Kentucky on March 3, 2009

Sired by Van Nistelrooy Out of Miss What A Day by Miswaki