Ok I know some of you hate the "show name" threads, but I'm desperate.
I got a new horse. She's well known locally by her barn name, which is Oprah. She has no show name. I'm profoundly embarrassed by her show name, not because I dislike The Oprah, but the mare is black. And large bodied. And her first owner called her that because she was "big and black." And the whole thing is embarrassing and in poor taste, IMO.
By this point I don't think she's going to ever be anything other than Oprah, but I'm open to suggestions, although the obvious answers haven't worked for me or her previous owner (second owner). So I suspect anything else as a day-to-day will be an organic nickname that develops over time. We call her mostly "O" and "Opie" and "Oprah Elizabeth."
However. The vet is coming out Tuesday and I Can.Not. stomach the thought of "Oprah" being on her vet records or coggins. I'd rather call her "O" publicly to people that don't know her and never have them know her real name. And if they check her coggins--well the game is up.
What can you suggest for a show name? She's kind of funny, she's mentally suuuuper calm and collected, no spook, tries hard, great work ethic, etc. But she loves to GO and WORK and DO. So a laid back name just doesn't fit her overall. It fits her mentality but not her actual way of going. ( Pics of the girl back here.Collapse )