So even though I have been keeping an eye out for a second horse, I have only been doing it half heartidly. I really am okay with now with Gen and the Schoolmaster and so is my wallet! I know I am not alone though in day dreaming about horses so during one of my day dreams I was thinking about a beautiful black draft cross. I have the perfect name for her. You ready for this greatness? My perfect mare name is:
For those of you who are not totally dorks like myself the name Bellatrix Lestrange comes from the Harry Potter book series. In the movies the character is portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter, for those of you who have seen the movie but can’t place the name check out the pictured below.
Remember her now? Can you tell why I would want to name my mare after her?
You see the thing about Bellatrix Lestrange is that she is a complete and total E V I L bitch…
I used to be a mare person, but the older I get the more I like the temperament of a gelding. The old saying that you can tell a gelding, but you have to ask a mare has proven to be true in my experience. One day I spent over 2 hours trying to load a mare on to a trailer. I got her on eventually, but that was a total test of mental endurance. Even with the worst geldings I have never had it take more than an hour to load.
Before you all yell at me, I know that all mares are not evil. It is just always a barn joke that they are and I am all for taking that joke and running with it.
Just the hearing the name Bellatrix Lestrange over the loud speaker at a show would strike fear into my competitors. It is such a totally strong and powerful name because she is such a strong and powerful character. I just love it. One of my favorite lines describes her as catlike because she enjoys playing with her food before she kills it. Plus you can make tons of nick names with it. Your mare could be Bell, Bella, or Trixie and that is just using the first name!
So what do you all think? I always say not to name horses things like “lady killer” or “wild ride” but for some reason I love this name so much that I would disregard my own advice. Since the chances of me getting a second horse are slim I don’t think I need to worry about horse names anytime soon. If I ever do get that big beautiful mare that I dream of at least I have her name already picked out!