When I was like 6, I wanted to name a horse "Flower Swan." It was going to be dapple grey and the whole bit. I told my 6yo horsey friend this and she was like, "FLOWER SWAN? "
Cut to the following winter, where I was standing around at an inbarn show watching a dapple grey horse go in the ring, and it was announced that its name was Flower Swan.
And in that moment, I realized how awful that name was.
I also give all my horses "Indian names." These names aren't officially thought out, they just make an appearance one day and stick. So my Oldenburg who gets cold easily is called "Stands There and Shakes," and my ottb for obvious reason is "Grunts When He Poops."
I had a student that was lessoning on him a while and she wanted to take him in a few local shows. I said, "Sure, but you have to use his Indian name, because if you ride in on a name like that you sure as mcshizzle will know you better RIDE to not get laughed out the ring."
I'll never stop complaining about both my OTTB's registered names.
Inky Dinky. speaks for itself. no, just no, although we kept Inky as a barn name. Confuses everyone because he's a chestnut.
Red Wrecker. for a potential hunter. visions of jumps strewn about the arena dancing in my head. I was thinking of a new name for him as we pulled away from the backside.
Daughter's first pony came with the barn name Nag.
Arabian called Dude.
He was a nice racehorse - saw him (on TV) in a few high profile races.
In the same vein, we cannot forget the great trotting gelding No Sex Please.
Ages ago, a friend's mare had a colt and said friend asked each one of his hids what they wanted to call him. The general consensus was they didnt know, so the man named the colt Idno. There also was a man that named his horses things like Squid, Oatbin, and Straw Walker; very odd!!!
There was a horse I wanted to buy several years ago named Norfolk And Way.........say it really fast!!!LOL He was a decent racehorse and went cheap but I got my offer in a couple of hours too late
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