A Horse Called Bast
So the search began. Initially, I constrained my ideas to two themes: boats and the Chesapeake Bay.
See, a Baybuilt is a type of boat, designed for use on the Chesapeake Bay. Baybuilt the horse, was born near the Bay and spent most of his racing life in areas shaped by the Bay. His breeder and his life was tied in with water tightly, and I tried hard to keep some of that alive in his name. Friends helped...
|Emma always makes me giggle.|
|Crab Chip, meet crab chips. Mmm. Tasty.|
|After all, he's cute. Cute things are prone to picking up names, right?|
|Mr. Looks Good In Green? No, too long.|
The name doesn't just refer to a shortened form of the word "bastard", though that's a pretty amusing way to think about it. There's a few things more things that go into it.
|"Me? Arrogant? Why I never!" -- Bast|
|Sometimes you just gotta DANCE!|
|After all, no one thinks about boats without thinking about rope. Right?|
Dark. Charming. And a little bit scary.
|Bast it is.|
How did your horse get its nickname? Anyone put this much thought into it? Or am I the crazy one here?