Roll Call, The Many Names of Milton, Unreport #3
Still no definitive answer for Milton’s show name.
Major Conn. Registered name [Milton’s Real Name]. The name we would have to use for any FEI-level competitions or pay a $$$$ name-change fee. Not likely to be a problem. 2008
Milton. Stable name. Came with him. pre-2014
Canadian Cold Front. First attempt [Meet Milton]. Died on the vine. Get it? He came down from Canada. No one else was amused. 2014
Monochrome Rainbow. Playing off the variety of grays in his coat. Came up with in 2017 [Show Names]. Used on stall card for non-compete shows in 2018 [Notes from North Georgia, Here for the Experience]. 2017
Miltonn. Note the 2 Ns. Differentiates him from the other Milton, see below. Harks back to the 2 Ns in his registered name. Used for the postponed dressage show [Unreport #1]. I’m concerned that the funky spelling would be more trouble that it is worth. 2019
The easiest thing would be to show Milton under his stable name. I have no problem with that in theory. First Horse had a single barn/show name. However, one of the best show jumpers of the 20thC was a grey(UK) named Milton [Wiki, Horse & Hound: 12 fascinating facts about our hero]. Seems presumptuous to show my gray(USA) Milton under the same name.
Minor League Milton?
The Other Milton?
Milton Mark II?
Show managers understand about indecisive horse owners. The dressage show entry form asked for Show Name and Name On Coggins.
As I suspected, the two-n version of Milton won’t wash. It failed first time out of the box. [Pre-Flight Check].
Thank you for reading,