Edie Skuca – we will miss you.

Snow Fire, Edie Skuca's mini pony

Many years ago, back in the early days of Habitat for Horses, Edie Skuca and her husband Joe came to volunteer. After getting to know her, she gained my total and complete respect for one marvelous and extremely rare attribute – she not only talked with the horses, she listened.

There are many folks who talk to the horses, but what she did was far different, for it was a deep communication, a “reading.” The horses would tell her their history, their thoughts, their doubts and in turn, Edie would comfort, reassure, and love.

At first I tested Edie, not telling her what I knew about a certain horse, not really believing her “superpowers.” Within an hour, Edie would know far more than I. She had the ability to give comfort and strength to new horses, no matter what their condition. Scared, injured, beaten, they talked with Edie and would know that they had reached sanctuary.

Snow Fire, Edie Skuca's mini pony

Snow Fire

“Snow Fire” was a perfect mini, pure white, who adored Edie. Of course, Edie took him home, where he’s lived for years. Edie’s stories of Snow Fire are filled with laughter, and some tears, but they were mostly about the deep love they shared. It must have seemed endless for Snow Fire. After all he had been through, with her, he was safe.

Thursday, August 28th, Edie Skuca was killed in a car accident.

I don’t know what the effects are on Snow Fire, or on Joe, her husband. I’m certain there are other animals – all sorts of assorted beating and loving hearts – that are in pain. Edie was beyond amazing, and every living creature she touched is at a loss, as is the world, for there are simply not enough Edie’s in the world.

We shed tears for her loss, but we smile with happiness, for today all the creatures in the world gained another special angel who will spend eternity looking over them – and holding them closely. That’s what special angels do.

Thank you, Edie, for all the lessons, and all the love.

Your friends at Habitat for Horses

AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Karin Buckham

    So very sorry for your loss. Edie is now an Angel looking over all the animals. RIP.

    August 29, 2014
  • arlene

    Thank You Edie , you will be missed by all human and animal , Rest in peace Lovely lady with a special Gift !!!!

    August 29, 2014
  • We ALL are diminished by this loss. However, now she can help even more as she welcomes those coming home as well as keeping her connection with those still here. What a special soul she is! Blessed Be!

    August 29, 2014
  • Angel knopp

    A very great loving and understanding angel will be greatly missed here on earth.eddie is truly a special angel with a higher calling than any of us.she helped me when I knew much wrong was being done to my family.Mr Joe my prayers are truly with you.we will morn with you on such a great woman.

    August 29, 2014
  • Linda Parker-Fedak

    How very sad. So tragic for all involved, 2 footed and 4 footed alike. My condolences to her family, friends and equine friends.

    August 29, 2014
    • I feel the same way…..Condolences to all…

      August 31, 2014
  • Quietly, from afar, Edie would write and coach me to tell more of my stories. She commented and urged me to put them into a book, along with Jerry, so I did because she gave me the strength to bare my soul and inner most feelings to the world.

    She and Jerry pushed me onward and gave me strength…I am deeply sadden by her untimely passing. I don’t know the details but it is a shame to lose one of life’s shining stars in what will forever be referred to as an “accident”.

    May she now be flying alongside the spirit ponies…forever lost in their beauty and serenity.

    August 30, 2014
    • Linda

      Very sad for you all R.T. Losing a great friend, as Edie was to all, is so difficult. I am sure she will live on in your memories and hope that you can continue to fulfill the things of which she encouraged you. God puts people like her into our lives and we are so grateful for their gift and love! Hugs to you all!

      August 31, 2014
  • Daniel Cordero Fernandez

    I’m also quite sad for this so very tragic loss. My heart goes to her husband and her family, both human and otherwise.

    I will see you again… but not yet… not yet.

    August 30, 2014