Monday, October 13, 2014

Horse Names Blog Hop

Hand Gallop's current blog hop is something I've been thinking about a lot lately, so it's in perfect time! 

What's the origin of your horse's show name and barn name?

It's a short story, actually.  Jazz came with her barn name.  As I'm fairly sure I mentioned long, long ago, and have repeated often since, Jazz was a rescue.  She was purchased from an auction as a yearling, and the rescue owners named her Jazz.  If I was being really true to what the question was asking, that would be the end of this post, but that would be no fun.

Jazz hasn't been to any shows bigger than little gymkhanas we've done the last two summers (which we unfortunately weren't able to make this year), so I've never needed a show name.  That of course hasn't stopped my from fruitlessly trying to pick a show name for all the imaginary shows I'm sure to take the red ribbon at.  

I have seriously considered Colby Jazzmus, which I've given the back story to here, but I'm not sure.  I don't know if it really sounds like a good show name. I honestly haven't spent much time around horses with show names, so I have no idea of the conventions or where to draw good name ideas from.  If anyone has good suggestions I would love that!

That doesn't mean that she only has one name, of course. Jazz has many, many nicknames, which include
-Miss Jazz
-Jazzy Jazz
-Princess Jazz
and my personal favourite:
-Lovey bear (lovey for short).  I swear she used to glare at me for calling her that


  1. Even though I'm not much of a baseball fan, I really like Colby Jazzmus, because it sounds really funny! (In a good way!) I love ridiculous pony nicknames (and frequently refer to both of mine as Turkey- but mostly because I try not to call them obscenities in front of all the kids at the barn)!

  2. haha 'turkey' - very funny! i don't know much about show names either, but say go for whatever you like the most

    1. I'm not even joking, I can't stop calling people turkey. I started saying it when I was on vacation with my family in London and I couldn't stop saying it