The bronze horse

I unwittingly named my horse after Julius Caesar. He came with a place holder name ‘Clancy’, a name I did not much care for. The previous owner confided in me that he was tentatively called Clancy in absence of any other name. When he arrived to me I sought a name that I preferred and that seemed to suit the horse. It was his colour that did it, he has a real bronze look to his coat, particularly in the sun. I thought, what name comes to mind when I think of bronze. Statues are bronze, the Roman Empire occurred shortly after the Bronze Age, and Rome sure has its share of statues. I sought an ancient Roman name, and Gaius came to mind, only afterwards was I reminded that Julius Caesar is actually named Gaius Julius Caesar.

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