I love Chaplin!
Chaplin it is! Thanks for the ideas, everyone. Now I can stop calling him "no-name" or "the new kid" and start calling him "Chappy", "Chap" or "Chappers". Yea!
If you are willing to go human how about Tito? Sounds sort of like "Take II."
Due (doo-ay), which could become Dewey
How about "Easel?" Close to Ansel, and goes with the whole paint/color thing (my paint's show name is Sharp Dressed Man, even though he's a field hunter and we've never been to a show!). Or if he's a little dopey and schmooey at home, maybe Dollop for his facial marking.
I Love "Chaplin" aka Chappy ...... but
"Hollywood" would be a fun name too !
' Cary' (Grant) barn name
Great suggestions! Thanks everyone! We're going to stick with Chaplin for a barn name and Take II for his show name.
Ours always seem to have additional names used instead of their barn (paddock) names - Pudding, Nudie, Baby...depending on their proclivities. So If Chaplin ends up being a champion at getting mud stains on his white bits, he could end up being Grub, or Piglet...
Amy, LAZ - totally off topic - I was going through some paperwork the other night and came across papers for Hollywood...he is 22yrs old this year!!
And in that same folder, I have pictures that Sandy W took of me riding Rebel at Twin Towers...lots of memories:-)
I don't get show names at all. Why does a horse need half a dozen names? A horse usually has a registered name - and a barn name - why does he need a show name? How do people identify horses when they are exhibited under a name that isn't really theirs? I show my horse under his registered name, and he has a barn name. To me that's the easiest thing. Barn names should be easy to pick out. He sounds like a lovely horse - after getting to know his personality something ought to stand out.
Only one of my horses is "registered". Who is suggesting "half a dozen" names for horses? Most horses are not registered, so that is only relevant for the ones who are.Quote:
A horse usually has a registered name - and a barn name - why does he need a show name?
Who needs to identify my horse, other than I (who knows what they look like) and the judge? (who is looking at my number, presumably)Quote:
How do people identify horses when they are exhibited under a name that isn't really theirs?