And now it’s Fin
Since I have even less talent for naming things than I do for gardening (and I killed a cactus once, if that tells you how low the bar is set), my rule for changing a horse’s name is very simple: unless it’s awful, I don’t.
It’s not like I’m going to come up with anything better, after all.
Closure is not an awful name. It’s not a name I’d ever pick, but see above re: my ability to pick names. It’s the sort of name that sounds like it should have a story to it, so I’m assuming it meant something to the breeder. So as far as a registered/show name, it’s staying.
However, it doesn’t work at all for me for a barn name. Fortunately, I am surrounded by people who can come up with names, and it looks like we will be calling him Fin. Ostensibly, this is short for Fini, but in reality it’s just Fin.
He’s curious, he’s smart, and despite never really having been fed treats (which is good, as I’m the worst treat-giver ever), he thinks the world is his cookie. He is, basically, a three year old boy.
And he’s going to be turned out with the coming two-year-olds. A few of us were at the barn last night talking about it, and one person said, “That’s great! He can supervise!” I looked at Fin, who was at that moment checking out a tack trunk to see if it was edible, and suggested there would not be much supervision going on. Hardly any, really.
What’s actually going to happen is that he’s going to be that 16-year-old kid you hire to watch your 10 and 11 year old, and you come home to find he drove everyone to the arcade and fed them soda and sugar for four hours.
But we’ll see how it goes. He’s just been settling in this week and we’ve been taking the time to get an idea of what he knows and what he’s like. There won’t be much going on for the next couple weeks—or, I should say, work will be busy and I won’t have time to do much with him. Whether or not there is “much going on” will depend on what sort of mayhem he gets in to with the babies.
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