Long ago, I had a co-worker who insisted that you should never saddle your horse with a name related to undesirable behavior. As proof, she pointed to Christopher Reeve's final mount, who was named Buck.
Christopher Reeve on Buck
Years later, I had another co-worker who owned a well bred barrel racer, who was closely related to Martha Josey's famous Orange Smash. His name was Big Smash, and she called Smash for short. When I first met Sarah, she had a cast on one arm. Yep. Smash smashed her.
Martha Josey on Orange Smash
I was reminded of all this recently when Anne Field posted this picture on my Facebook wall. The caption read: The first and only performance class for Three Day Bender. She fell over and lost an ear after this class.
Perhaps Patty's rule is as predictive for models as it is for real horse horses. That's something to ponder while I head out for a ride on Bolt Sprite!