Skye hails from Oregon. She lived with Kristen Lewis for a spell before coming to Redbird Ranch. She is native, but her exact ancestry is unclear. She has been in foster care and has little recollection of her early youth. She went from Oregon to California to Massachusetts, where Anne Field worked with her. When she came back from the Field residence, she had new clothes, a new hairdo, and she was no longer wearing ridiculous amounts of make up. Most importantly, she returned smiling, healthy and happy. Anne is a professional in both special needs child care and textile arts, and the work she did with Skye was amazing.
Years ago at a powwow I was honored by a gentleman of the Her Many Horses family. Traveling to the powwow, they had found a deceased red tailed hawk. It had been hit by at least one vehicle and was not the most lovely road kill specimen. They gifted it to me because that is the medicine I wear. I was so honored. They were traditional people and I have never forgotten their kindness. I always wanted to repay it somehow. But how. I never saw them again. So Skye will honor that name, her given name, as she explores what it means to be indigenous...but indigenous without relations.
Skye has a number of favorite horses, including Deer Medicine and Precious. Deer Medicine (Angelica Nelson) is an anglo-barb (Thoroughbred and Spanish Barb type mustang) with a colt, Cloud Medicine (Corina Roberts) who frequently tags along on rides. Precious (Thomas Bainbridge) was gifted to Redbird Ranch by Laurel Dedes. She is a kind, sensible mare. Skye fell in love with her right away.
Skye is passionate and loyal. If she takes a liking to you...dog, horse or human...you become a part of her, a relative, a relation. She will care for you and look out for you as best as she can.