Ruski moved to our herd as a calf from the herding cooperative Muonio, about 150 kilometres north from us. He is an active young male and enormously suspicious towards all strangers. He trusts only those people who he is completely familiar with.
Ruski has trained to be a race reindeer. He has not participated onto the trial run, though, and seems not to be fast enough for racing. He runs rather good lap times at home when training, but it is always totally different situation to race. It seems that instead of racing, he will continue his job as a breeding male.
During summertime, Ruski stays often close to home, and the cabin where he can hide to avoid insects. When grazing free, Ruski is tamed and friendly. When handled, he is more difficult, having a strong will and being rather quick-tempered.