Thursday, February 28, 2008

Meet Skeye

Skeye is on my mind today as I recently had Bonnie Fogg, my animal communicator friend, do a reading for a pregnancy check. Skeye spent a couple of months with Trooper last spring. Bonnie says Skeye says yes she is pregnant and it's a girl. Bonnie is also starting to guess at color and says dark. (By the way Bonnie said, last summer, that Susie was having a girl, and she did!) Skeye should be due within the next couple of months but she sure doesn't look very big. Of course 26 years ago I kept my first baby nice and tight, and Paint and Lily did the same. (The others it was not their first pregnancy - except for the donkeys, who seem to be built different as they get HUGE!)
I first saw Skeye when she was about a year old, she was called Pixie back then - her mom was Dixie, and she was the smallest horse on the place. When I realized that this solid black pony had two blue eyes I was fascinated. I told Yvette, who had rescued Dixie pregnant from the kill buyer, so had the pony from birth, that if she ever wanted to sell that pony, to let me know. Yvette promptly swore she would NEVER sell that pony... but about 6 months later she called asking if I still wanted the pony. Her kids weren't wanting to ride after all and she said "come and get her before I change my mind". However when she came to my house, with all the minis, she was not the smallest by far, so the name Pixie just didn't fit any more.
Since her eyes were blue as the sky I put the two together and she became Skeye. This white star is the only white on her, but I am told by a guy who has done a lot of genetic research that blue eyes come with paint/pinto blood, so that means she is what they call "breeding stock" paint, or in my terms, a "secret paint".
I also discovered that she wasn't truly black, just such a dark brown that most of the time she looked black. She has an awesome mane and tail...


She loves to play with Zacchaeus
This spring she will be six - SIX!!! How time flies... I started to teach her to drive last spring, then it got hot and when fall came I jsut never got back to it. Once she has weaned this foal, though, it will be time for her to have a job!


This is my favorite picture of her, at age 4 in the tall grass at Mormon Lake with Hilary atop - all slicked out she does look brown, with her winter woolies she appears black...
I just love my blue-eyed girl...

3 comments:

Kris said...

She is very pretty! Love the blue eyes! I too love the last pic! THanks for sharing her story!

debby said...

Was that a typo? Should it have read "I love my blue eyed girls"?

BrownEyedCowgirls said...

She is so pretty. Great pictures.
Your friend is right - blue eyes come with the overo gene. It also shows up in grullo's frequently. But I have never seen a grullo with 2 blue eyes(that doesn't mean it doesn't happen tho).
Maybe she will throw you a wild colored colt? How cool would that be?