What's the origin of your horse's show name and barn name?
Bobby's registered name with the Jockey Club is Mightybobbymagee. His sire is Mighty Magee, so we played off of that and got Bobby Magee like the song. But my adviser stuck the "Mighty" on the front of it so that everyone would bow down to his sire's greatness when Bobby became a famous racehorse. Or something. (My college stood Mighty Magee at stud.)
I dropped the "Mighty" when I registered him with the USEA because it makes his name too long, and I was firmly on the "Bobby Magee" only train when he was a yearling. Obviously his barn name was pretty easy to come by.
|the mighty horse gets checked back approaching a jump.|
Since that was kind of boring, I'll also tell you how my last pony--and my heart horse--got his nickname.
Red's Jockey Club name is Eagles Hill. I don't know how he got that. His sire is Boundary and his dam is Releasure. When we went to pick him up from Highcliff, the second he walked out of the barn, my friend and I were like, "His face looks like Secretariat!" Because a chestnut with a stripe automatically equals Secretariat, amirite?
One of Secretariat's nicknames was "Big Red", only our new arrival was tiny. So we started calling him "Little Red" or "Red Pony". We also called him Red Pollard because the word red was in both of those, and I'm blind in one eye just like the jockey Red Pollard, so it all worked in a weird roundabout way.
|the cutest pony face ever|
I'm pretty lame with horse names. I try to stay as close as possible to the JC names, and their barn names generally are easily derived from there as well. For instance, I've also had a "Storm the Gate" we called Storm. Look out. Originality at its finest.