What's the origin of your horse's show name and barn name?
Confetti is registered as Confetti DYH.
- Haflinger fillies must be named with the same first letter as their dam, and colts must keep the same first letter as their sire. As a result, breeders seem to use suffixes to denote their horses.
DYH is registered to Confetti's breeders up in Washington. I've actually Facebook-chatted to both the breeder and the sire's then-owner, and I post our major accomplishments on Facebook and the Haflinger page so they can get glimpses of how awesome their pony is doing now. :)
It's a relatively small Haflinger community out West. I may not have blogged about it at the time, but after Fireworks last year I posted to the Haflinger group for the first time. One lady remembered looking at her 8 years prior when she was looking for a Haflinger for herself. Another asked her breeding and commented that her neighbor was Fetti's breeder, and that she'd asked the breeder about her recently! Sire's owner chimed in, tagged the breeder, and poof: I have a Haflinger family and a baby photo and everything.
As a foal, they called her Squiggle, I think for the L-star on her forehead.
Now she goes by Fetti, as her previous owner called her. Confetti is too long to yell! She's also affectionately 'pony' to me.