Welcome Mini Mocha!

First, thanks so much for all the fun name ideas that were posted on Facebook!
I’ll share my thoughts on the names that were sent in, then I’ll tell you why some of my favorites didn’t fit this mini…then I’ll share his name.

Names that made me laugh out loud:

Does anyone else see a theme here?

As much as I love ‘Meatball’ he just doesn’t have the classic mini roundness so that one is out (actually saved for my *next mini)*
Mushroom and Sprout are REALLY CUTE…but he has a strong confident air about him.

?Harry and Hagrid made me pause, Gabby’s registered name is ‘Ravenclaw’…
?’Cousin It’ and ‘Fabio’ made a strong appearance…with good reason.

?80’s rocker names…lol…those were fun to read and I hadn’t thought of that theme.
❤️❤️❤️John Bon Pony was my favorite of all of those…(my husband said that can be his ‘registered’ name)

After trying on several names….


It fits his strong, confident demeanor and has lots of potential for nicknames Mini Mocha…M&M…Mo (if he’s having a bad hair day)

For those who were concerned about me changing his name I offer you two thoughts. The first is that he hasn’t had the kind of handling yet that has him attached to a name. He leads but it was also made clear that he needs training and can be hard to catch.

Also…did you know that I sold Willow as a weanling and then bought her back unstarted four years later? I had given her a name as a foal, they changed her name….and when I bought her back I changed it to yet a third name: Willow.
Sometimes big life events or special relationships create special names:)
Here’s to hoping that Mini Mocha enjoys his new adventures with me!


  1. Tuxe on September 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Undoubtedly a beauty, we love it. Best of luck.

    Greetings from Spain!
    We think it is a good glove, especially for the quality/price ratio.

  2. Chrissy E on July 1, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations on your new little fella! Perfect name choice.

    So, what did you name Willow the first time around? Please don’t keep us waiting, Stacy. 🙂

  3. Martina Brown on June 30, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Oh my goodness…such a cutie. Congratulations on your little mini. I know he will bring many smiles as I know how much you love those minis. So what are your plans for Mocha?

    • Stacy Westfall on July 20, 2021 at 5:14 pm

      Liberty and driving! I also want to get a small team (tiny team:) of them again…so I’m looking for Mocha’s teammates!

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