In my last blog post I mentioned that we had 11 of the top 100 SmartPak names represented on our farm. We currently have three pairs of horses at our farm that share a name. The only thing that surprises me about these three names is that none of them made the SmartPak Top 100. I guess these names are only popular at Paradigm Farms! None of the horses with shared names happen to be pasture mates which certainly helps to keep halters and blankets from winding up on the wrong horse, not that they would fit the wrong owners anyway. Without further ado here are the top 3 Paradigm Farms names:
1. Lightening and Lightening - We have no trouble knowing which Lightening we are referring to as one of them actually goes by Lighty. It keeps things simple.
Lighty - Oldenburg gelding
Lightening - Arabian gelding
2. Silky and Silky - We also never have any issues knowing which Silky we are referring to in conversation. We gave the pony named Silky the nickname of Slinky and that is how we refer to him. When the shipper who was bringing him to our farm would call us with updates he always called him Slinky. After meeting him in person the nickname stayed because he was simply way too much of a macho man to go by Silky.
Silky, AKA Slinky, bay welsh cross large pony gelding
Silky, chestnut appaloosa mare
3. Johnny and Johnny - Neither of our Johnnys go by a nickname so if we need to distinguish we refer to them as paint Johnny and bay Johnny, we even have their blankets labeled this way.
Johnny the black and white paint gelding
Johnny the bay dutch warmblood gelding
B-Rad eating hay, Renny walking past the shed
Largo and Clayton hanging out
Thomas, Hemi and Apollo
Wiz and Murphy
George, Winston and Asterik
Lighty and Johnny having some playtime
Snappy and Slinky hanging out