What’s in a name?

I’ve always laughed about how appropriately (or inappropriately) a name can describe a horse.

To name a few (famous and not famous) options….

Butterfly Flip

BF
Joris de Brabadner

Appropriateness (out of 10): 8

I mean, this mare had such grace and effortless float to her. Butterfly flip sounds like an ice skating maneuver.

Chill R Z

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Appropriateness (out of 10): 2

Talented, agile as all heck. Chill, this horse was not.

Catch Me

CM
Sigh…

Appropriateness (out of 10): 7

Yeah, I’d need someone to catch me too if I rode a hunter that jumped like this!

Small Affair

SA
Image Sauce

Appropriateness (out of 10): 3

If you count multiple National championships and that style “small”…

Ligist

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MacMillan Photography

Appropriateness (out of 10): 3

Ligist is German for “hooligan”. I don’t know about you, but when I am called a hooligan, I do not have that level of care toward my job.

This is my level of hooligan.

Tango

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Mare can dance…

Appropriateness (out of 10): 10

Beautiful mover, emblematic of partnership…. I buy in. I am also calling my own bias.

 

Any notable names from your own lives? Either because they are super appropriate (or not)?

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