German dressage rider Anabel Balkenhol had to let go her former Grand Prix horse Rubins Royal. At 21 years of age his feet did not longer want to carry him, so the rider told the ReiterRevue. It had been a decision for the horse even though it had been a tough one. However, she did not want the Rubinstein I son to suffer. Therefore they had him graze in the evening sun, gave him some bananas and then had him put to sleep.
Rubins Royal and Anabel Balkenhol celebrated some great successes together, among them the victory in the 2012 Hamburger Derby and international top placements.