I know, and I really like that name, but....it was the name of my little TB mare that I owned with my first husband. :/. I'd like to keep her show name though, if we ever actually show her.
My friend told me her story tonight. Apparently, my friend had just driven by her in someone's pasture, made an offer, and they accepted. They had gotten her by sending their Reg. paint mare off to be bred. She somehow got in with all of the stallions, so they weren't sure who the baby daddy is. When they went to pick up mama and baby, she was so weak that they had to lift her in the trailer. They said she was a pony because of malnutrition.
We are thinking the daddy was a Tenn Walker, or saddlebred, etc?? because while she doesn't rack, and will trot, she would rather canter.....which is the most oddest yet most wonderful gait I've ever ridden. It's not much faster then a slow trot, but it's smooth as glass! I don't see her winning any hack classes ever, but I can't wait to get this girl out on the trail!!!!
Poor thing eats like its her last meal, although my friend has taken great care of her. I do need to get the vet out to float her teeth though - I don't know that they've ever been done before!
After working with her in the round pen today, I found myself saying "You are such a little Diva!!" a lot. Which just sort of stuck. Plus, I DO think it took some divine intervention, the way everything worked out.
Diva is great! And I like Divine Intervention for the show name myself; I'm not usually a name changer but this sounds like a special case. Meant to be, absolutely. I hope you'll post pics later of her with your son riding. Best of luck to all of you!
It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.
I think there are cases where a complete name change is the only way to go! I love the name Diva for a sassy mare and Divine Intervention is the perfect show name!
I've owned 2 horses. One's name stuck, it was just so "him" that nothing else worked. The other had the same name as a horse I really didn't get along with as a child, so her name had to change. She didn't have a show name and wasn't registered so I got to give her one!
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