September 8, 2006 at 23:25 #4322GreenGreenDesertMember
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Those of us here who name ourselves after horses I mean.
This may sound strange, but I have noticed one or two here named after racehorses have similar characters to those horses. I won’t say who but two starkly Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â in partcular.
To show you what I mean take me.
Now most of you remember my horse Green Green Desert.<br>And some of you probably have formed an opinion on me by now.
So I will choose myself…and look how it equates with Desi:
Bit of a thinker, awkward, obstinate, difficult to train and bites. Capable of erratic behaviour; can swerve violently; unpredictable. Timeform squiggle.
You know how they say dogs and their owners look alike…well I think they are often similar character wise . Do you think we are attracted to animals where we can see some personality traits of ourselves?
Does anyone want to be honest and say if they have picked a horse that somehow equates with certain qualities? Even bad ones like mine? or maybe reliable, honest ones? I never really thought about this until now.
Does anyone have similar pets to themselves?
Just for fun but it crossed my mund as I was reading one persons post in particular then thought about myself and to be honest was a bit shocked…but I know my faults.:biggrin:
Does anyone consciously or subconsciously follow horses whose cahracter they identify with?
I am thinking that maybe horses like Desert Orchid were popular because he was workmanlike, was nothing on breeding started off as a moderate flat horse and fell on one of his first hurdles outings, but worked his way up to be so popular because people identified with these…graft and honesty pay off? Was he the peoples horse?
Ot then there are the sleek, classic bred types who are brilliant; perfect ;lookers.
Or the handicap sprinters…speed merchants with chippy pluck sometimes ugly but strong and muscular…..usually Northern trained!
Or dour stayers, loyal to the end.
Or the squiggle types.<br>I know aswell as Green green Desert I loved Or Royal, and Vodkatini for example. The rebels.
Do we stick with qualities we admire or is it all about form or liking them because we won money on them?
(Edited by GreenGreenDesert at 12:29 am on Sep. 9, 2006)<br>
(Edited by GreenGreenDesert at 12:42 am on Sep. 9, 2006)September 9, 2006 at 20:26 #103345absolutionMember
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hi green green desert – remember yr racehorse very well – real characteur who gave away many races but from time to time showed what he could do if he put his mind to it – maybe you aspire to that trait ?<br>ive always liked front runners and absolution was almost white handicap sprinter around the late 80’s-<br>my alltime favourite from way back was birdbrook who used to front run in a sort of military style and won lots of races without ever leading by far- whether this aspires to my characteur not sure but always feel affection for horses with special personality whether i win or loseSeptember 9, 2006 at 22:42 #103346
Well I don’t know what you can take from my name but my favourite horse was and still is Suny Bay.
With Star de Mohaison, Moscow Flyer, Shadow Leader, Rooster Booster and Harchibald on the short list.
Read in to it what you will! :laugh:
Interesting thought though. Surely people will seek out their favourite traits in horses, whether that reflects on them or not is intriguing.September 10, 2006 at 17:51 #103347MeshaheerMember
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Not thought of this before, but interesting all the same. I remember Green Green Desert and he was certainly a quirky sort!
Meshaheer was a pretty good 2yo but was never anything special. I just happened to join this forum when I thought he was going to be. To be more specific to the person I am, I could at least have named myself after a filly!
I’m sure someone said on here once that Meshaheer meant "the frisky one" in Arabic. Make of that what you will!September 11, 2006 at 18:19 #103348insomniacParticipant
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NoSeptember 11, 2006 at 18:50 #103349dave jayMember
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Me too .. No.September 11, 2006 at 20:00 #103350FlatSeasonLoverMember
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I nearly named myself Shamardal – it threatened utter brilliance but was cruelly denied the chance to show it. However there was a swagger in the walk and it was very head strong, wishing to front run away from the rest of the field. Perhaps there is a link that can be made I don’t know.September 11, 2006 at 20:06 #103351Happy JackParticipant
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I’m a miserable ****
in real lifeSeptember 12, 2006 at 11:38 #103352roryParticipant
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Quote: from Zoz on 11:42 pm on Sep. 9, 2006[br]Well I don’t know what you can take from my name but my favourite horse was and still is Suny Bay.<br>
That sounds right ~ I can confirm that Zoz is big, grey and gets on very well with Graham Bradley.September 12, 2006 at 11:42 #103353roryParticipant
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I very occasionally use Helynsar as a username ~ she was a mare trained by Billy Rock in lovely Cullybackey. No similarity there :biggrin:September 12, 2006 at 12:00 #103354
Steady Rory, I don’t want to get warned off if someone takes that the wrong way!<br>September 12, 2006 at 16:54 #103355dave jayMember
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Happy Jack Posted on 9:06 pm on Sep. 11, 2006 <br>I’m a miserable **** in real life Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â <br>
<br>:biggrin: :cool:September 12, 2006 at 20:21 #103356
He is, you know, he really is!
Kidding :biggrin:September 12, 2006 at 22:07 #103357quixallcrossettParticipant
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I named myself Quixall Crosset (wrong sex but never mind) as I am and always will be a champion of the underdog in all walks of life. I belonged to his fan club, saw him run many times including the big 100th run, what a magic day that was!! and I’m still in touch with the trainer<br>I love horses with character and attitude Claude Greengrass springs to mind (what a dodgepot), Earthmover moved when he felt like it, Or Royal put his best hoof forward occasionally all fervently supported by me, so you get the picture any horse not a boring predictable pea in a pod I latch on to<br>I,m a bit of a collector of waifs and strays in real life anyway, so I guess that’s me<br>Oh, almost forgot there are 4 pictures of QC sailing majestically (well alright clambering) over a fence adorning my house wallsSeptember 14, 2006 at 02:05 #103358GreenGreenDesertMember
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some amusing and interesting answers.
OMG there is a TORY :o here boys; aren’t you gonna lynch her too? :biggrin:
Seriously Frisky One please drop by my blog sometime; I think you will like it as much as some of these guys hate it!
That remark about Zoz; Rory was priceless. Utterly dry….had me in hysterics; thanks. Sorry Zoz I have a warped sense of humour.
I remember Absolution well. In fact I have an action quality watercolour of him I bought from another artist that is very nice if you are interested. Lovely horse; very white.
Qixallcrossett. Awwww…… To me it shows that racing isn’t about winning. Without a herd to lead, there would be no leader. And someone has to bring up the rear.
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