Saturday, October 11, 2014

HGBH: What's In a Name!

This week has been full of 10-15 minute rides in preparation for our Hunter Pace. 

Oh the life of a pet-sitter with a full-time job! I can't complain though. It pays for my lifestyle I'm just glad I'm finally going out and enjoying my horse rather than just being obsessed with working all of the time.

Luckily I have an awesome Dad who really helps me with Chevy and the Mitch... I'm so lucky.

We had a short 5-10 minute ride last night and jumped for the first time since Arcadia. I may or may not have gotten excited when I saw the tape measure said 2-3 then realized... it was 23"... You may not be a jumper if you screw that up hahaha. Anyway! He didn't even give it a second look even though I tried to build the cross rail up. I went over it a couple times, really tried to throw my reins away to give him that release and use my seat to slow up after the jump instead. It worked well and I think he appreciates it. We're still working on contact... Both of us. Oh my little cow pony...

Anyway! Since I won't have any interesting stories other than almost leaving my scrub top on manager's desk and walking out of my job, here's a blog hop post!

I followed Oh Gingersnap!'s to Stephanie over at Hand Gallop who posed the question, 
"What's the origin of your horse's show name and barn name?"


Show name won't change. Tear Drop Winken is what he came with and Tear Drop Winken is what he'll stay with. The Winken clan is from out in Montana from a quarter horse breeding farm, hunt seat horses with a racing stock past. I don't know where Winken came from, but Tear Drop is obviously from his teardrop shaped star.

When I decided that he was going to come home with me, I battled about barn names. I was so down and depressed, calling a horse "Tear Drop" was just stupid. He was a fix and sell case, but still, it was just depressing. "TD" and "Teddy" were a couple ideas that people had, but at the same time, not a lot of people knew I was getting another horse so the pickings were slim. I ran through names in my head and finally gave up because nothing stuck.

I'm sure a bunch of you know Brantley Gilbert and his songs like, "Bottoms Up", "She's My Kind of Crazy", and a couple others that have hit charts. But, did you know him back in the day when he wrote "My Kind of Party" which was sung by Jason Aldean, or "Saving Amy", or even "Indiana's Angel"? I won't assume yes or no but the year that I lost lucky, his music just stuck with me. Every song, every word, every melody. Plus... Brantley Gilbert is my kind of guy. I got through my darkest times with his music before he ever hit the radio.

One day at work I was chatting about Tear Drop and my plans for him when all of sudden BG debuted on the radio with "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" and I honestly just stopped. He had never been on the radio before, around here at least. And this was/is my favorite song. I looked up at the radio and Jen looked at me. When our eyes met I just smiled, "Brantley..." "Brantley?" "That's it... Brantley".

He's been Brantley ever since. And no one knows me like he does...

3 Comments:

At October 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM , Blogger T said...

I love his name (and the story behind it!)

 
At October 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

I love his name too

 
At October 13, 2014 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

What a good story!

 

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HGBH: What's In a Name!

This week has been full of 10-15 minute rides in preparation for our Hunter Pace. 

Oh the life of a pet-sitter with a full-time job! I can't complain though. It pays for my lifestyle I'm just glad I'm finally going out and enjoying my horse rather than just being obsessed with working all of the time.

Luckily I have an awesome Dad who really helps me with Chevy and the Mitch... I'm so lucky.

We had a short 5-10 minute ride last night and jumped for the first time since Arcadia. I may or may not have gotten excited when I saw the tape measure said 2-3 then realized... it was 23"... You may not be a jumper if you screw that up hahaha. Anyway! He didn't even give it a second look even though I tried to build the cross rail up. I went over it a couple times, really tried to throw my reins away to give him that release and use my seat to slow up after the jump instead. It worked well and I think he appreciates it. We're still working on contact... Both of us. Oh my little cow pony...

Anyway! Since I won't have any interesting stories other than almost leaving my scrub top on manager's desk and walking out of my job, here's a blog hop post!

I followed Oh Gingersnap!'s to Stephanie over at Hand Gallop who posed the question, 
"What's the origin of your horse's show name and barn name?"


Show name won't change. Tear Drop Winken is what he came with and Tear Drop Winken is what he'll stay with. The Winken clan is from out in Montana from a quarter horse breeding farm, hunt seat horses with a racing stock past. I don't know where Winken came from, but Tear Drop is obviously from his teardrop shaped star.

When I decided that he was going to come home with me, I battled about barn names. I was so down and depressed, calling a horse "Tear Drop" was just stupid. He was a fix and sell case, but still, it was just depressing. "TD" and "Teddy" were a couple ideas that people had, but at the same time, not a lot of people knew I was getting another horse so the pickings were slim. I ran through names in my head and finally gave up because nothing stuck.

I'm sure a bunch of you know Brantley Gilbert and his songs like, "Bottoms Up", "She's My Kind of Crazy", and a couple others that have hit charts. But, did you know him back in the day when he wrote "My Kind of Party" which was sung by Jason Aldean, or "Saving Amy", or even "Indiana's Angel"? I won't assume yes or no but the year that I lost lucky, his music just stuck with me. Every song, every word, every melody. Plus... Brantley Gilbert is my kind of guy. I got through my darkest times with his music before he ever hit the radio.

One day at work I was chatting about Tear Drop and my plans for him when all of sudden BG debuted on the radio with "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" and I honestly just stopped. He had never been on the radio before, around here at least. And this was/is my favorite song. I looked up at the radio and Jen looked at me. When our eyes met I just smiled, "Brantley..." "Brantley?" "That's it... Brantley".

He's been Brantley ever since. And no one knows me like he does...