“Chance” is the name we chose for our new horse. His previous owner called him “Wolf” for the unique brand on his hip. And his original name was Hay Burner or “Burner.” The story goes that he was born in a hay pile and didn’t leave it for days as he was content to sit there and munch. A real eating enthusiast! (He apparently maintains that joy as he carries a few extra pounds to show for it!)
With all due respect to his original owners, we simply couldn’t warm up to the name “Burner.” We threw around many ideas- Rocky for Rocky Mountains, and my tongue-in-cheek favorite- Aspen. We decided we better not name him that because I have a tendency to shorten names. You know- Satchmo is often Satch, Apache is Cheese (long story how I came up with that one), Tiska is Tisk- you get the picture. Aspen- well, that wouldn’t have been a good idea!
So we settled on Chance. It fits him and it is in honor of him joining our journey and giving us a second chance to successfully make our Atlantic coast goal.