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The Great Name Search

I.E. Please help me pick a show name for the bay guy!

So I obviously kept his barn name, Maestro, but I feel a bit meh about the show name they were using which is “The Maestro”.

I really don’t mind if it doesn’t relate to his barn name but certainly a bonus if it does. His sire is Ballymore’s Celtic Lad and while he’s not registered currently his suggested registered name is Ballymore’s Maestro. I am likely going to register him and use that name but not sure I’m interested in that as a show name either.

Currently the only name I’ve thought up and like is “Virtuoso” but it seems weird that it’s only one word. I guess I’ve always had show names that were several words…

Anyways, I know my blogger family has way more creativity than this accountant so please help or convince me a one word name isn’t weird!

Just a quick update with some media! Sarah from Draft Mare came down to my area to participate in some Small Business Saturday tack shopping with me and got to meet all the ponies. She hung out and watched me ride too! She took this lovely photo of me and the handsome pony cooling out in the field after our ride. I had such a great time hanging out with her all day and hope to head back her way sometime and meet her girl Sydney.

New favorite photo of me and Maestro!

My purchases included a pair of Schockemohle Libra breeches to try, some new winter riding gloves (please keep my hands warm!), an interesting grooming tool to try out (review to come!), and two shop hunt club tops. I may have also done some online shopping Sunday from Riding Warehouse, lol.

I have claimed Maestro all to myself for this week through December (i.e. he won’t be getting a weekly training ride) so I will get to jump him twice a week and get an extra ride in on my own as well. I said up front I’m bad at sharing, lol. I know that come the new year I’ll be quickly into tax season and I’ll need help keeping him worked (compromise for horses at home/three horses status) so it’s a nice chance for me to maximize my time with him while I have some.

Tuesday I had a lesson and my friend Rachel came in and videoed. I did cut out the first line which is the same as the last line except I messed it up the first time, lol. Instagram wouldn’t let me fit the whole video in so why not remove my mistake, lol. Anyways, this is really a good round for us at this point and I’m quite pleased with it. I certainly have things to work on but Maestro is doing his job well and doesn’t seem to mind my mistakes too much either. Good pony!

So thankful for a horse who loves to jump and forgives my mistakes! #maestro #thenewguy #notachestnut

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Looking forward to a nice hack tonight on the bay beast!

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