Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm loving all the feedback on the names. I still think he already has a name, but I'll let you know for sure when he gets here.

How did I come up with this name? More mystic mumbo-jumbo of course. I was standing in my kitchen, and his face popped into my head, with his noble profile, and so did the name. Then someone made a comment about that name, and it was just out of the blue, they didn't know I'd been thinking about it. Then I realized I'd dreamed something about that name some time ago, but I don't remember it very clearly. The name doesn't fit my criteria for a name, but if it's his, it's his.

 Another name I like - Zydeco. That would be for a really fancy moving, active, athletic horse with a sense of humor. Not for this guy.  Not that he won't be those things, but it just doesn't feel like it fits.

 I sold my horse trailer pretty quickly this week. It's still here but she'll be coming to get it this weekend. Then I can pay my mom back, pay WSU, and buy some hay. And ride at home a lot. I find the thought of being stuck here very difficult. I can't just up and go camping with the Mustang Club or even head for the hills near home. But I'm glad to have the money. I'm going to have to make myself a shed for my tack now that I don't have a trailer. Half of the tack is sitting in the lawn, and my saddles are in the house, very much in the way. I'm kinda looking forward to it to making a shed. I'm thinking something small, kinda outhouse sized, just big enough for one saddle on top of another and bridles hung on the wall. Maybe put the saddles next to each other... If you have any links to cool sheds, I'd love to see them. I'd kind of like to make it kind of cute. I have some old siding and windows from the barn we tore down, I think I'll use those. That way it will keep the old barn alive, in a way. Then, after I'm done with one shed, I might make another, something more creative, a garden shed with more windows, window boxes, and maybe a porch... I like to dream big. I rarely finish projects like this though...

4 comments:

Linda said...

I do think horses name themselves, but I'm not very creative. I call cats Girl Kitty, Boy kitty, Mama Kitty, and Beautiful was just beautiful, so I kept calling her Beautiful Girl. The rest of my horses came with names and I didn't rename them. You have a great list, and I'm sure it will make sense when you get to know him. (I still like Banjo--I love music and I think a musical name is high compliment.)

Flying Cowgirl said...

So what is the name, or is it a secret?

Kate said...

Some of my horses came with names, like Noble, Dawn and Pie, and I've kept them because they suited the horse. I changed Lily's name from Lulu - just couldn't stand that and it didn't suit her at all, and Lily sounded enough alike that it was right. I've had horse come with no names at all.

Red is the only horse I've had where I've made a big change in his name. He came to me named Drifter, and with lots of issues. As we worked through his issues and the wonderful horse hiding inside emerged, the name didn't suit him any more and we changed it to Red, which, although a very common horse name, really fits him - he even seems to like it.

Can't wait to hear what you chose . . .

Cindy Durham said...

I'm still hoping for Duncan. He looks like a horse that would have been used in Scottland.
Thats just how it seems to me. But of course it has to fit his personality.
When do you think he will arrive?