STORY OF PRIVATE EYE, American Sport Pony
pictures taken of Private Eye are courtesy of Shoot
as we call him, was born on August 6, 2000. He is “out of Kitchener
by Trailer”… literally.
purchased a 12.1 hand American Shetland Pinto mare at Kitchener
Stockyards that was just too pretty to stay where she was. She
was wild, and at two years old, on a cold January day, her life
took a turn for the better when we trailered her home.
forward to August … “Princess” was living in a tie up stall with
daily turnout and quite enjoying her new life. On the return of
a ride out west, Callie, the youngest of us came into the barn
saying we were going to have another baby! We all looked and when
she pointed at Princess, we were shocked to realize that Callie
was indeed correct. Even as experienced breeders, we just thought
Princess was pleasantly plump!
we built a large pen for her knowing that she obviously couldn’t
stay in a tie up stall any longer. That very night she foaled
and what a magnificent colt we had! We called him Spec … short
for “Unexpected”. Spec quickly became our barn mascot and the
recipient of everyone’s affection.
his sire is unknown, he must be very special considering Spec
is so exceptional. He excels at everything he does, has a work
ethic like no other and his personality is truly unique.
was inspected and approved as an American Sport Pony in July of
rides and drives equally well, free jumps 3 feet with ease, and
on turnout is the Circus showoff. Turning five years old this
August, Spec stands 13.2 hands, will drive competitively and start
his breeding career this spring.