I was a shoe-in to win that horse. I lived and breathed horses.
Ahem. I really need to get a grip.
Despite living on a farm I didn't actually own a horse. So of course I entered the cereal box contest. I think I might have named him "Silver Bullet" or something very similar...and so some other lucky kid got that horse.
But I still love horse names, and when my beloved niece-and-commenter, Slim Pickens, challenged me to "name my horse" I haven't stopped thinking about it. There are rules, though, and these have been explained to me by my brother-in-law who retired from managing a thoroughbred brood mare farm in Kentucky:
Can't be suggestive or offensive.
Must be under 19 characters (much shorter than a tweet)
Can't have "artistic, commercial or creative" significance
This year's crop of Kentucky Derby hopefuls include fantastic names, like Daddy Nose Best, Creative Cause, Rousing Sermon, Daddy Long Legs, I'll Have Another, My Adonis...
So what's on your list for horse names? Can you top this, a race from Saratoga a few years ago: