I've finally decided to start a blog about my horse. As I've started showing him, I've discovered that lots of people are curious about him because of his swayback. See picture.
Normally, catchy names just sorta come to me, but I'm completely stumped on this one. His barn name is Oreo, my trainer calls him OreoCookie, hence my name on here. His registered name is Kinsale's Concerto, which is just kinda awkward. I am focusing on Dressage with him, but we do cross train and other fun things like ride in the local parade. There's not much special about me - I'm your average lower level rider, a wife, a mother, and an artist. But my horse, well, he's fantastic and has already surpassed everyone's expectations.
I'm afraid going cute and not putting a horse word in it will confuse people and I worry that putting Dressage in it will be off putting to people in other disciplines. I also can't decide whether to use his name. Then there's the whole tagline thing.
So far, I've come up with:
Oreo Does Dressage
Cookies Do Dressage
All Three Gaits
From Crooked to Straight
Forward, Straight, and Calm
No More Steady (it's a running joke that EVERY judge says we're steady and my trainer wants us to jazz it up a bit)
Your Average Oreo
My Unlikely Dream Horse
Baby Don't Got Back
Oreo's Can't Jump
My husband's contribution: Cookies and Milk
Some of these are funny to me, but maybe not to everyone else. Thoughts? Ideas? Much appreciated!
Won't acknowledging the sway challenge some stereotypical ideas about swaybacked horses? I think it is a great thing to have as a part of the blog though not the only focus. Looking forward to reading!
If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great