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Re: [RC] renaming a horse - Elizabeth Walker

Ah -- OK.

Caisson's registered name is September SongMBN. I can't see myself calling him "Song" - it just doesn't suit. He has another name under AERC, but I wasn't going to change that one, either, and while "RHR Mighty Mouse" might be appropriate (he is just barely 14.2), it doesn't make a good call name, and "Mouse" doesn't suit him either. :)

On the other hand, when I first saw him he was a bit on the chubby side, and he has a fairly round barrel, so my first thought was "That guy is built like a little tank". Since he was being called "Kzon" as a barn name, I just changed it a little bit. For those of you who didn't grow up as army brats - "Caisson" (pronounced Kay' sahn) is from the Field Artillery song of "The Caissons Go Marching Along". Maybe a bit too apt, as he can be a bit explosive. :)


On Oct 5, 2009, at 8:24 PM, k s swigart wrote:


Elizabeth Walker said:

Now that sounds like a story or two.
 Could you give some examples?

I have a horse whose registered name is 'The Valley Minx." Her breeder called her (along with all the other young females that he bred--of which there were many), "the filly" or "that filly over there" or "the Hussy's filly" if he really wanted to distinguish her from all the others (The Valley Hussy was her mother's name).


When I got her home, and took her off the trailer, saw nothing but legs, she told me her name was Twiggy. I sometimes make a diminutive out of it and call her Twig or Twiglet. I have NEVER called her The Valley Minx, or anything even remotely resembling that. There is nothing about the name that even remotely suits her.

Twiggy she is. I cannot change her registered name though, because that name is already taken in the Jockey Club. But she is registered with the AERC and USEF as Twiggy. Nobody in her entire life has ever called her The Valley Minx, and if one looked at her or spent any time with her, they wouldn't dream of doing so. It just doesn't suit her, and she wouldn't be bashful about saying so.

Quail's Lovebug is Brittany
Blind Eagle was Sonny

Of the horses that I have bred and named, none of their subsequent owners has changed their names. They (the horses) like their names, and so do their owners.

Marla was registered as Lady Marla, though she has never been called that (my horse shoers wife used to call her Queen Marla, for obvious reasons). But she was named Marla first and just had the Lady added to it because just Marla was also already taken with the Jockey Club (a bit of a problem with the Jockey Club, lots of the names that suit horses are already taken).

kat
Orange County, Calif.
:)


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