Friday, July 9, 2010
The First Visit to Zion's Gait
After that, as I looked at her pedigree and colors, etc. I suddenly remembered to back when I was about 12 or 13. I lived in a horse fantasy world. I made up horse names, had make believe horse races and made up my dream horse, a buckskin mare named SunTan. I made up her pedigree. She was sired by a gorgeous golden Palomino stallion named SunDial and her dam was a dark bay named Sultana. I would have put her as black, but I didn't think a buckskin could be produced from a palomino/black combination. I had no idea of the complexity of horse genetics.
As I looked at Spirit's pedigree, I discovered she was sired by a Palomino stallion out of a Black mare!...which is of course possible, but the percentages are much lower of getting a buckskin out of that combination.