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Oct. 8, 2009, 08:08 PM
Has anyone ever had someone give their horse a weird barn name, and had it stick? My trainer couldn't remember my horses name (Bear) so he started calling him Beuford (I'm not even sure how to spell it!). Well now, the name's kind of stuck, and I catch myself calling him Beuford, and honestly, he kind of looks like a Beuford. So what about y'all, any other weird barn names?

D Osborn
Oct. 8, 2009, 08:10 PM
Disclamer-my horses both came with their names

Satan (High I Q was his registered name)

Deliverance (Parkerview's Deliverance)


Oct. 8, 2009, 08:13 PM
wacko-and yes she was pretty wacko

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:13 PM
Doodles,which sometimes turns into Doodlebug,Doodleiscious,or Doods.,depending on his mood.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:17 PM
Sounds like you're all set up for a good horror film there Demi. You could have exorcisms and scary banjos.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:21 PM
There was a horse named Lucy-fer... guess how she got that one?

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:23 PM
I've had, among others, Squiggy, AbFab, Splash, and Sprout.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:25 PM
We have a

--Sin (as in, we really aren't supposed to buy a horse today we're going to hell sin)
--Seven (as in, he was such a jerk he must have committed at least seven deadly sins)
and a
--Redic (cause he was really really ridiculously goodlooking)

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:40 PM
Boo or Booboo (Abu Pharoh), bay arabian gelding died 03/2001 @ 33 yrs
Gumdrop (Kaz El Hadeen) another bay arabian gelding died 01/2005 @ 28 yrs
Gator (TA Exclusive) my last bay arab gelding, died 9/21/09 @ 25 yrs (I miss him terrribly.)

Gem 28 yr old chestnut gelding, he was called Dan, then Copper and Gemini by his old owner (12 ys ago). To us, just Gem.

Toby, fjordX, was known as Fifth Wheel by his prior owner. Can you imagine hollering for Fifth Wheel? :lol:

My daughter just got a new horse, he's black going grey. Chili..

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:42 PM
I have one named Thug. He's white (well, grey). Oh the irony.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:47 PM
No clue how this came about, but I started calling our little pony yearling "Pookie Pants".... don't ask.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:49 PM
horse donated to college was named "fru". Name was immediately changed.
Had a pony at camp, Charlie, whom the staff called him "Chuckie" when there was no campers within earshot. He definitely earned the name.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:52 PM
I think my one horse thinks his name is SOB. As in "stand still you sob" "get over you SOB" "get off my foot you SOB". He really is a dirty rotten sob to be around. But the heart of a lion when working. LF

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:55 PM
Strange Range (aka Killer)

Doofus (Dudley Do right)

Staple (got head staples when young)

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:55 PM
We have a pony named "Snickers" in our barn that when no one else is listening I call "nickerdoodlebug". He loves it. It's guaranteed to get an ears forward "yes? did you call me? Got a cookie?"

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:56 PM
Yep... but it's not PG. His name was Wishbone, perhaps you can extrapolate? :winkgrin: It was all my friends fault... not mine, I swear.

Oct. 8, 2009, 08:58 PM
There was a horse named Lucy-fer... guess how she got that one?

We have one of those too, lol.

Nostalgia - I call her Nozi which I have to be careful because it sometimes comes out Nazi and I get weird looks.

Kenny Chesney - we immediately changed his name to K.C. :lol:

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:00 PM
my horse's name is Fuzzy....ends up being fuzzy wuzzy(you know, the rhyme) He is named that because when i first got him he was a very hairy horse(at 3 he was one ugly duckling) I have to clip him at least 4 times a year cause he has so much hair...

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:02 PM

'nuff said. :)

He came with that name and he knows it. And it does fit him.

feed lady65
Oct. 8, 2009, 09:02 PM
Smidgen (smallest foal born past spring)
God ( Magical, the stallion)
and my personal favorite, Macaroni Pony:lol:

Couture TB
Oct. 8, 2009, 09:06 PM
Let's see I currently have a Lumpy (show name Joint Venture) who is named that due to the lump in the middle of his head that was pointed out when he came home. A Goblin (real name Goblin King) who also goes by Gobs and Gopstopper.

I have also owned a Fat Boy (reg name Fat Boy Bob), Pest (Podesta), a mare we called Vermin (to match Pest), a pony called Lemon (EVIL!), trained a horse called Dickweed for a friend, a very calm TB called Spook, showed a mare who was called Chesty,

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:09 PM
"Paddy Cakes" and "Mars Bars" - no wonder I always get the munchies when I'm at the barn!

Have a boarders horse named "Surprise" and she knows her name. My neighbors must think I'm nuts - walk out onto the front porch each morning and yell, "Surprise"!!!

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:14 PM
Well we have a horse named Maestro at the barn.. but one of the little kids couldn't say Maestro and called him My Strudel instead.. so now.. he is either My Strudel.. or just Strudels depending on the day.. :lol:

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:15 PM
Yep... but it's not PG. His name was Wishbone, perhaps you can extrapolate? :winkgrin: It was all my friends fault... not mine, I swear.


Oct. 8, 2009, 09:16 PM
Most of ours have people names. We have Henry, Annie, Grace, Belle, Otis, Selena, and Molly.

We had a horse at summer camp when I was a kid named Path. As in, psycho. The senior campers all knew the whole thing, but we weren't allowed to tell the little kids :D

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:18 PM
I have a "Bogey", named after BOGO (as in "buy one get one free")- he was a freebie that they threw in when my friend purchased her gelding. He was off the track, and never had his very own barn name :no:

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:22 PM
My mare's barn name is Music. I thought it was a little strange at first, but it suits her perfectly and she knows it. It didn't take long for it to grow on me, either. The only problem is that people can't seem to remember it, but they know it starts with M. So she gets a lot of Magic and a few Miracle, and one Mirage.

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:27 PM
I have a "Bogey", named after BOGO (as in "buy one get one free")- he was a freebie that they threw in when my friend purchased her gelding. He was off the track, and never had his very own barn name :no:

A horse BOGO?!?! That idea kind of scares me, but makes me giggle at the same time.

I'm glad to hear though that I'm not the only one who gets stranges looks about my horse's name.

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:29 PM
Have a boarders horse named "Surprise" and she knows her name. My neighbors must think I'm nuts - walk out onto the front porch each morning and yell, "Surprise"!!!

This really made have me the chuckles!

We've had some weeeeeeeeeird ones in the past. There was a dapple gray pony that was such a little buttmunch...he was Puddin' Head. Lovely plain brown gelding called UPS - as in, "that is such a brown horse! What can brown do for you?" Referred to him as "ups" rather than "U.P.S." There was a Crafty, she was literally the spawn of satan. I tended to refer to her as SOS or more often "Spawn."

I love awkward/old fashioned human names for horses - Saul, Felix, Phoebe, etc. I want ones named Mildred and Astrid at some point. Or Gretchen. I guess I'm destined for mares...

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:38 PM
Leinie, as in Leinenkugel beer. Her dam rejected her at birth, and she was hand nursed with a nipple on a Leinenkugel bottle. When I bought her, the nipple was sent along.

pony grandma
Oct. 8, 2009, 09:44 PM
I bought a 5 yr old OTTB from an old breeder-farmer. I took him to a local show at the fairgrounds and rode him down to the trotter barns where I had some trainer friends. They immediately shot up out of their seats - "Why that's ole J-Boo!" Turns out no vet in the county would get in a stall with him - he got thrown off the bush tracks too. And I'm up riding him around the county fair. He jumped like a deer, ran like one too :D

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:56 PM
Deliverance (Parkerview's Deliverance)


I bet he has a purty mouth.

Oct. 8, 2009, 09:58 PM
We have a mare named "Vanning West" (JC) and she came to us with no barn name. We came up with "Bug".......as in Volkswagon Bug! VW Bug! We were so proud that we came up with that!


Oct. 8, 2009, 10:17 PM
We call my Arab mare Silly. She actually came with the name and since I was 10 at the time it's probably a good thing I didn't change it because it could have been much worse :). Anyway, her reg. name is Amber Silhouette so I guess it makes sense but people always look at me weird when I tell them what her name is.

Oct. 8, 2009, 10:35 PM
I had one we called Booger- he was never really bad, just enough to be annoying.
A horse at school named Doobie...
Trainer's horse named Ham. Not sure if it started as Hamlet or Hamhock!

Oct. 8, 2009, 10:46 PM
I have a Smudge (she has a roan smudge instead of a proper star), and a Tennis Shoes aka Tennie (Her older sister was named Sneakers because she was born between foal checks. Tennie did the same thing 2 years later.). My old trainer had a Mahallo.

Oct. 8, 2009, 10:51 PM
Cooter- Short for Bo Cooter....like the Dukes of Hazzard

Trouble- Short for AQHA reg. Smart Gay Trouble (USEF reg. Double Trouble). Unfortunately he lives up to his name

America- APHA reg. Heir to America. He's had it too long to change it

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:17 PM
These were from my old barn--two polo ponies, one jumper. And I know I'm forgetting some good ones.

#1: Horse was originally named Moria (we had two of those at the time). Horse does not look like a Moria in any way, shape or form. Masculine looking mare. No one can remember her name. My boss's son goes to ride her one day. Another polo player asks who he's riding. He responds "these." Other player asks "these what?" Boss's son "these nuts!" (remember these are teenage boys we're talking about here). Horse is thus christened "Deez" in honor of that conversation. Awesome polo pony, was named best playing pony at Interscholastic nationals one year--I think for that tournament they may have changed her name to "Diesel."

#2 New horse in the barn. My boss makes a handwritten label for the horse's stall. His handwriting was terrible, so the name "Nuez" became "Nogz." Worked out well as there was soon another "Nuez" in the barn.

#3 Student brings his horse to school--a gelding named Brandy (yeah, we already had one of those). Horse quickly earns the nickname "Satan." Horse isn't referred to as "Brandy" again during his tenure there, even by his owner.

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:18 PM
Yep... but it's not PG. His name was Wishbone, perhaps you can extrapolate? :winkgrin: It was all my friends fault... not mine, I swear.

The horse I had from age 11 to 19 was also Boner (assuming that's what yours went by?). It was the same type of a derivation. We all thought we were being very funny when we were pre-teens and started calling him that :lol: Then it just kind of stuck!

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:36 PM
At the stud farm we have a couple with odd names...

Lumpy or Lumpy head: Foal who got kicked in the head by another broodmare. Had quite a lumpy head for a while ( months) . He's pretty much lost this name since he's grown into quite a nice looking boy.

Flipper: As a weanling being taught to lead he spooked and flipped over. Somewhat crushed/seperated his withers and smacked his head pretty good. Knocked himself out for a good 5-10 mins . Luckily vet was there at the time and gave him a shot of adrenaline (or something) and woke him up. To this day he has flat withers but nothing turned up on x-rays and if you didn't know it happened you probably wouldnt really notice it.

A race horse now broodmare named Flying Object . Always thought she must have sent something flying or went flying her self. Her dam is Will Fly.


Oct. 8, 2009, 11:42 PM
Worked at a barn that had a bay gelding named Meatloaf...

I used to call my old mare Snot Rag or Beastie when she was being evil.

My current horse I named Moose. He was such a monster when I got him and he used to constantly invade my space and knock me over. I used to tell him he was such a Moose and it just stuck. Now he has many nicknames. I most often call him Pi or Moose Pi... (Or Chocolate Moose Pi... though I also call him Crank Pot when his cranky) He likes Pi the best....

Also new a mare named Hellion... she lived up to it...

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:43 PM
I had a pony who had the barn name 'Pita'. It stood for Pain In The A**...we were told his show name was Pita Chip and that was why...they lied :lol:. We only found that out when one of the assistant trainers from his old barn saw us at a show and shouted 'Is that Pain in the A**?!' across the barn aisle.

I also had a horse that came to me with no name at all. I got him when my two horses were having soundness issues...kind of a plan B for the season. We called him 'H.B.' which stood for Horse B. He ended up going to a junior that had a ton of success on him but I don't think she ever knew the origin of his barn name.

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:46 PM
My horse's name is Figment. I named him myself :) He is never Fig or anything. Always Figment. Or Dumb-Dumb.

Rio Blanco
Oct. 8, 2009, 11:50 PM
My 2y/o's name is Tara... gets called Tear-bear a lot by my mom, who also called her dam momma bear because she could never remember her name. My friend from Denmark went with me to the farm one day and thought I was calling her "carebear" - so that seems to be her new nickname :no:

Oct. 8, 2009, 11:51 PM
The horse I had from age 11 to 19 was also Boner (assuming that's what yours went by?). It was the same type of a derivation. We all thought we were being very funny when we were pre-teens and started calling him that :lol: Then it just kind of stuck!

Same age range over here... All I can do now is look back and laugh. Poor pony. :lol: Although, to be fair, I do believe it started out quite innocently as a simple modification of Wishbone, and then... as you said.. it just stuck.

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:31 AM
I currently call my 3yo filly, Lady Beergut don't know if this qualifies, but thought I'd throw it in there. Her real barn name is Abba.


Oct. 9, 2009, 01:47 AM
Beatrice is Ms. Bea, Queen Bea, Killer Bea, Bumble Bea, and so on.

Figaro is Figgy, Figs, Figman. If i'm feeling very silly and no one's around to hear me, it's "Vinnie Figarino". I don't know why -- it just makes me laugh.

My Arab, High Regardd, was called "Gallito" by the ranch hands. It fit him, the proud, strutting little devil! Eventually it got shortened to "Guy", and that stuck as his barn/nickname.

Oct. 9, 2009, 02:19 AM
I had a horse named CJ because he had what looked like a monogrammed or branded C and J on his rump (his only paint marking).

As can happen, it became (I don't even know how to spell this) Seeje (shortening "CJ" so it doesn't have the final long "a" sound). Then it became Seejers. Which was frequently mistaken for "Seizures" which... of course... also stuck. Poor horse!

Oct. 9, 2009, 02:22 AM
One of our 4-H'ers has horses named Chuck, Don and Bob. Don and Bob are paints and Chuck is a plain bay quarter horse. They came w/ their names.

Another has a very short chubby grey (all white) pony mare named Taffy. I think of salt water taffy every time I see her and never forget her name!

I don't think mine have any weird barn names though, they're pretty normal I think, as I named many of them.

I think Puppy is the best weird barn name ever!! Love it.

Oct. 9, 2009, 04:39 AM
When I got my horse Kufta (JC registered name), the best I could come up with was Poofter. Which he's not, being quite manly. He's now called KooKoo or KooKoo Puffs (sooo manly!). Kufta is also the name of a spicy lamb dish, often served in the form of a meatball, so Kufta is sometimes called Meatball.

My horse Fozzy is also called Fozzy Bear, Fizzy Beer and Fussy Boor, and other names not suitable for print.

My huge, neurotic warmblood is Tweedle. Some days Dee, some days Dum.

And I've learned to beware of any horse called "Baby"!!

Oct. 9, 2009, 05:07 AM
I've currently got a few with bizarre names:

Capercaillie (which is a Scottish game bird!)

I've a scurry driving pair called Norfolk and Brakes (say it quick ;) )

In the past I've had Damien and Damien2
Also a Danteneus and Beelzebub

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:03 AM
My boy's barn name is Badger.

Originally (when I bought him as a three year old) his previous owners called him Boomer. I planned to keep that name, but over time I'd refer to him as "Boomer Badger" after a character from the stories in the old Ranger Rick children's nature magazines. Eventually, it just evolved into plain ol' Badger.

I do know a guy named Bob, whose horse is also named Bob. . .:confused:

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:13 AM
"S---Head".... used randomly for whoever is the offender of the moment. ;)

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:52 AM
I have one named War. Still call him that, not for show but for the barn.
Another one was Blackie (couldn't stand it, sounded like a dog) so we named him Hustler.

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:57 AM
My horses all think their name is "MOVE!" Man they like to help. Get into everything. Love them all!

Oct. 9, 2009, 09:58 AM
I knew a horse named Very. It was short for Very Good.

Yes, seriously.

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:00 AM
boomer- from hearing the walls go boom, boom, boom when she was stalled!

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:21 AM
My boy came with the name Kyron's Keepsake and they called him Ky. But we've got a Coyote Ugly who goes by Ky, so I named my boy Kieran (and dubbed him "He's a Keeper" for shows).

But, somehow, every now and again, people call him Jughead. ;)

And I've been known to call him Stinky-butt or Stinky-boo but...uh...I do this with all my animals. A real "pet name". :)

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:22 AM
i used to ride a Hoagie. i have no clue where that one came from.

and i know of a little reining horse named Eyebrows, because when the owners first bought him he had stitches over both eyebrows from a trailering accident.

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:29 AM
I once groomed a Standardbred yearling I called "Fruitcake" cause she really was one! She was registered as "Mannart Dream" but another name for her courtesy of me was "Mannart Nightmare"

Another year I groomed a filly out of "Kimberly Lobell" so she was called "Kimmy" until she left.

My friends new TB mare is called "OJ" because her reg. name is "Orange Juice Moon"

My gal Sugar (Amorosa de Agape) goes by "Crack Pony" quite a lot... but then she is a Paso Fino :lol:

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:34 AM
Cape Breton-17.2 TBX ended up with ALF-he had the most amazing ears and forelock
Special Favors-16.0 TB came with barn name of B2. I kept it. Amazing speed
Java Java-16.3 TBX ended up with Beanie Baby, Bean Man, cappuccino colored
Alton View-16.3 Draft X ended up with Buffalo. He was big and hairy.
Smither's Salad Days-16.0 Conn/TB we called her Silly Sally.
Highland Hurrah-16.2 TBX ended up with Harry, which is unremarkable but I call him Bumby all the time. Have no idea where I got that from

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:43 AM
I don't know how weird mine are, but my best one is my 6 y/o, registered name is "Good Deal"....he's called Doodad or Puppy. Two barn names for one little brown horse with the giant personality :)

Classy (yawn) and Atlas....I've never met another Atlas. New mare came with the same Solpresa, but DH and neighbors have taken to caling her Steve!

The mini donks are called Chuck and Larry, after the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry".

My friend's husband has a polo pony whose name make me crack up every time I see her. She's called "Dos"....the kicker is that she only has one eye :D

And at the show barn there's a mare creatively called "Bay Mare".

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:49 AM
thomas1, if I need a name idea for a new horse, may I ask you???? Love the Norfolk and Brakes driving team!!! Too funny!

We have Lucky (Lucky Duck or Baby Girl - she is 28, loves water)
and Moonrakker (Moon Dog, Mongoose, MooMoo, and A**hole)
and we have a Morgan that has chosen the name "Bunker", as in Archie Bunker, that suits him PERFECTLY. He picked it out himself, honestly. So Bunker (BunkBunk, PonyPony, and sometimes some swear words).

Minerva Louise
Oct. 9, 2009, 10:52 AM
My horse's given name is "C'Mon Cletus" and the call name he came with was "Slick". I tried and tried to come up with something better. Then not too many days ago it dawned on me why. Slick rhymes with Dick. And it fits... :lol:

I try to call him Swickers to sweeten it up a bit, though. And he is getting better. Actually, he's a doll now. Very proud of him as he came with no ground manners installed.

Oct. 9, 2009, 10:58 AM
My mare's name is Fionna and the ex-BM took to calling her "Fifi". Unfortunately, it took and I've spent the last year asking everyone at the barn NOT to call her that.

Now, many of you might think, "but Fifi is a cute name!". Yes, it is, but it doesn't suit my mare at *all*. I hear that name and I think of a cute little pony or a pretty, dainty Arab or something.

MY nickname for my mare -- and I DO love her to death -- is MOOSE. She has HUGE head and huge body. She's only 15.3hh but she wears oversized halters, bridles, you name it. She wears a 78 blanket and she's WIDE.

Fifi? Ah, no :D MOOSE!


Oct. 9, 2009, 11:25 AM
My mare's name is Fionna and the ex-BM took to calling her "Fifi". Unfortunately, it took and I've spent the last year asking everyone at the barn NOT to call her that.

Now, many of you might think, "but Fifi is a cute name!". Yes, it is, but it doesn't suit my mare at *all*. I hear that name and I think of a cute little pony or a pretty, dainty Arab or something.

MY nickname for my mare -- and I DO love her to death -- is MOOSE. She has HUGE head and huge body. She's only 15.3hh but she wears oversized halters, bridles, you name it. She wears a 78 blanket and she's WIDE.

Fifi? Ah, no :D MOOSE!


i worked at a boarding barn that housed a gelding named Fifi!

very sweet old boy, i have no idea how he ended up with such a goofy name!
then again, his owner's other horse was named Squirrel...

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:26 AM
My first horse came with the show name Lord Snugly and the barn name Snugs. He was a very stout QH and was in fact rather snugly in a manly kind of way. Show name had to go though.

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:41 AM
I had a hard time coming up with a barn name for my Irish Draught (registered as Orchard Hill Diamond Drop, so nothing to use there). I wanted something Irish, but hubby and his family just won't use anything fussy like Liam or Padraic etc, and Fitzherbert or something like that is too long and would be shortened to "Fitz", which is not good lol. We ended up with Geoffrey after the Tous R Us giraffe because of his long neck and big ears as a yearling, but I've since changed it to Jeffrey or Jeff.

One of our racehorse owners who helps out at feed time calls Jeffrey "Godfrey" lol. I sometimes call him Forest Gump.

That same owner has a horse he calls "Box of Chocolates" or just "Chocolates" - he's a chestnut named Express Blush, but the owner said you just don't know what you'll get with him as far as racing ability. Sweet, nice 2 year old TB gelding...

We have JLo - a TB broodmare mare with a very big butt. Registered name is Devil's Tap.

Have or have had:
Stitches - filly that kept getting injured
Badger - real name Hunting Money, but nicknamed after my nephew's nick name for being tough and hanging in there in adversity
2 weanling fillies - Jolene (registered as Damn Straight) and Plain Jane (unnamed - not a white marking on her)
Guillotine - a killer of a 2 year old that was sent to us to be broken
Twisted Sisters - ditto above
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - ditto above
Psycho - ditto
Toodles or Toodle-lou - Tiny Acres August Suncatcher (my mini)
Money Honey - Out of Money - our TB broodmare
Bert and Ernie - 2 stallions that stood at the family farm
Mucky or Muck-a-luck - a TB racehorse that we own (registered as Tommy's Memory)
Sharky - gorgeous colt born and raised here - very mouthy!
Ally Oop or Oopy Oop- TB filly
Gabba Goo - after the sandwich they always ate on the Sopranos - not sure of the actual spelling. Was originally short for Gabby (filly was born whinnying!) and Gabrielle because she was so pretty. Ended up being named Untouchable Lauren, so now her barn name is Lauren, but I still call her Gabba Goo now and again and she remembers!

Many, many more over the years. My SIL usually chooses the best nick-names. That fun owner also nicknames people - he calls his trainer, my BIL "Tony Ducks" because Tony explained to him that one of his fillies was nervous and needed time and ulcer meds - the owner said she seems so calm, and Tony explained that these 2 year olds are like ducks swimming - no motion on the surface and paddling like crazy under the water.

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:44 AM
Another one - my boyfriend has a big, sorrell TWH called "Rain Man."

The name actually suits him, too.

Oct. 9, 2009, 11:56 AM
My stallion's barn name is now Squirt. (Actually he is a friend's stallion that I am taking care of while he is on the other side of the country for the next 2 years with his job.)

His registered name is Smoke's ACe but when I drove 7 hourse one way to get him and they brought him out to me, the first thing that cameout of my mouth was "He sure is cute little squirt. Isn't he?" My firend that shared the driving with me almost fell over laughing. From then on the name has just stuck. My friend who actually owns him is a little upset that his stallion's name is now Squirt instead if Ace but that is what he gets for giving him to my for the next two years.:winkgrin:

I had a TB mare when I was a teenager who's ban name was Psycho Mare (yup she came by that naturally :D) The funny thing was that she was a different horse at shows and noone that wasn't from our barn could ever figure out why all these kids were calling my angel Psycho Mare. I still miss her to ths day RIP Middy!!

Holly Jeanne
Oct. 9, 2009, 11:59 AM
My now 5 yo anglo-Trakhner picked up the name Scruffy as a weanling. It stuck. :lol: She's the bay at the bottom of this page:


Does this look like a Scruffy to you? ;)

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:14 PM
I have.

Dream (Dreams & Fantasies) That is what she is because she was to be my next jumping horse, hates to jump is great at Dressage.:lol: So only in my dreams & fantasies is she a jumper.
Pouchy (Nacra) my son name her Pouchy when she was born:eek:
Sass (Nothing But Sass) Some times he lives up to his name
Urymate (Urymate) He is his fathers son.:D

I was at a training clinic once and one of the guys had a horse named Coyote had major problems head trainer said that horse needs a new name. I said call him muffin. It stuck and that is now his barn barn.:D The guy was not to happy but the horse did change and is not a real muffin.:D

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:20 PM
I almost forgot this one...the barn where I worked several years ago had two horses named Jack, and coincidentally, both of them were royal pains to deal with. In public, we called them Jack 1 and Jack 2 to distinguish them. In private we called them Jacks**t and Jack*ff

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:24 PM
I;ve had a Misery. She was a total pain to deal with when I got her. Now she is a sweet mare.

Growing up one of the girls in the barn named her horse Pickle, because it was the shape of her horses body...

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:58 PM
I have yet to see is

Ralph... And it really fits my boy. aka Ralphie May and Cranky Man
His show name is Braveheart (just dont show him a chicken :eek:)

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:08 PM
I've currently got a few with bizarre names:
I've a scurry driving pair called Norfolk and Brakes (say it quick ;) )

OMG- That is hysterical:lol::lol:

Little Indian
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:14 PM
I have a Monday and a Gomez. (an an Indy, and an Ella, and a Bentley, and a Fiona...)
Gomez came with his name is it oddly fits him
Monday went without a name for the first month of his life, and we finally had to settle on one. He was born on a Monday, so Monday stuck!

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:16 PM
Solid appy with only a big spot on his forehead = Target

Sing Mia Song
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:18 PM
Bozo: we told people it was because he was a bright chestnut with four high socks and a big white blaze that made him look like Bozo the Clown. In reality it was because on his first day with us he tried to jump out of the indoor ring by hopping over the baseboard and straight into the wall.

Punch: Came in from a high end sale barn with a hairdo and whiskers to rival Ted Kaczynski. We quickly found out why when we touched the clippers to his nose and he rocked back and broke my boss's arm with a foreleg.

Toad: What can I say? It just suited him. He didn't look particularly toad-like, but it's a great name to draw out (like "duuuuude...") and he would brighten up at the sound of it.

A friend of mine had a stallion named Creepy--he was an orphan foal and had been creep-fed in the pasture with the other mares and foals.

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:30 PM
At a former barn, there were a few people who couldn't quite remember Panache as a name and called her Pancake instead. My current BO (small place, old owner) calls her Pana-she. <sigh>

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:31 PM
One pony came with the nickname Bilbo... we now call him Beau since we all know what teenage girls would have done with Bilbo:lol:

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:32 PM
My pony has gone from Peddler, to Peddler Pony to now just PP Head.

When I got my new Saddlebred my mom and I chose Quinn since he is red and we are Scotch/ Irish. He also goes by Conan after Conan O'brien cause he is a tall, gawky red head.

My other saddlebred is named Jag cause the trainer's mom who I bought him off of loved the tv show Jag. Although it can be Jaggerbush or Jagoff also depending on his attitude.

Love My TB Consent
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:35 PM
All of mine have always had straight forward names... but my paint (that I sold) came with the name Dylan... which got shortened to Dill... then we started calling him Pickle (dill pickles), and it fit because he was always getting himself into a pickle.

Other then that, Cupid came to me with the name Moose (former owners got him when he was still growing into his enormous body)... but he was a lover, and lovely, and had an almost perfect heart on his head, so he became Cupid... Q for short.

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:36 PM
I have a "TOAST". JC name is "Tricky's Gal" and we drove nonstop from here to Boston to pick her up--saw her on the CANTER website.

The name "Toast" seemed like a good idea on the nonstop drive back... Especially when the song "Yea Toast" came on the radio! :lol:

Also had a 14h black and white mare in the barn for a short while. She was given to us and we quickly found out why-- earning herself the name "Crazy." She was rehomed very quickly--with full disclosure of her issues--but we told the new owners her name was "Daisy." :yes:

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:37 PM
Smidgen (smallest foal born past spring)
God ( Magical, the stallion)
and my personal favorite, Macaroni Pony:lol:

I think I know your Macaroni Pony... :) Were you at the WWEC show this past weekend?

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:37 PM
I named my PMU yearling Monkey and he was defintely a monkey, jumped a 4 foot gate at 6 months old - got stuff half way over, stood on his tiptoes half in the field half out. Got him off by pushing him over and off after I got the gate opened.
Then when we were working in the ring, he crawled UNDER the railing like a dog to get back to his girlfriend. :no:
Monkey was definitely his rightful name :D

Oct. 9, 2009, 01:41 PM
Paco - he just wants to eat all the time...so Taco Bob. Taco. He was eeyore for a while but he's over that.

Katie - chunky butt, Tater puff, tater baby, slim, beauty queen, and when she's naughty Katherine Scarlett :lol:

Rye - Toast :D Toasty, Goat ('cuz he sounds like a goat), and for a while his name was Gone (because he was making my crazy :lol: )

Firefly - Princess, Fly, Beauty, and Pig Pen

Dumplin' was Rumply Dumply, Old Man, Mr. Nickers, Big Guy, and Snuggles :sadsmile: he had a million names. Each kid had a different one for him and he would answer to them all.

Lady Counselor
Oct. 9, 2009, 01:56 PM
My paint yearling has the moniker "FiFi".....and yes, it's a boy...

Oct. 9, 2009, 02:05 PM
We've got a Boy at the barn where I board. His registered name is Powerboy, and that was apparently the easiest (or laziest) way to shorten it. His current owners tried to change his name to Jake when they bought him, but it didn't really stick.

And I'm pretty sure my horse thinks his name is either Idiot or Beast - but I call him that with love, and I figure the tone is the part they pick up on most. :yes:

tabula rashah
Oct. 9, 2009, 02:15 PM
Belle becomes Belle-Belle or Belle-pony most of the time
Sienna becomes Sienners
Esme becomes Ezzy
and Charisma is Devil Child or the Bad One

Oct. 10, 2009, 07:39 PM
When we had two with the same name, there was Lucky Pony and Quarter Horse Lucky, and Lily Horse and Lily Pony (who was sold to a local little girl who gets very upset when anyone calls her Lily Pony. Its strictly Lily now :D )

Then there was the unfortunate looking horse who was said to have looked so much like a yak when he was born that they had to name him Nonyak :lol:

And my friend's horse is named Pica (like the disease where you eat dirt and paper) because when he was a foal his pasture was fertilized with sewage and he ate the grass anyway!

Oct. 10, 2009, 07:55 PM
Everyone laughs at Martin, but that's his name and he's sticking with it.

Oct. 10, 2009, 08:41 PM
I know a Oof whose name is Morpheus, 1st became Goofeus, then Goof then Oof since he was silly as a youngster.

Oct. 10, 2009, 10:18 PM
Thankfully, she has long since graduated from this name, and is now a model citizen, but one of my mares used to be called Crackhead.

Oct. 10, 2009, 10:19 PM
DH always called Trav and Rico, Beevis & Butthead, and I'd call them Booger and Bratling.

Now Rico is just "hey love" and Inky is either Inkster or Dumbass.

Its their JC names that are ridiculous. Red Wrecker and Inky Dinky. :confused:

I've also bought a mare the seller called Nag changed THAT, although she earned it), and an Arabian they called Dude - changed that too. But if I hadn't, I'd have had a Nag and a Dude in my barn at the same time. :o

Oct. 10, 2009, 10:32 PM
Everyone laughs at Martin, but that's his name and he's sticking with it.

Okay, I laughed, but I love it!! :D

Elantra becomes 'Elle' pronounced like the letter "L."

I once knew a paint gelding named "A Boy Named Sue." Everyone called him exactly that :lol:

Oct. 10, 2009, 11:37 PM
The filly goes by Miss Filly, Hops, Hopsy, The Hopster. Hippity-Hoppity-Flippity-Floppety. (One of her parents was Hopalong, and I'm not creative as far as coming up with something NEW. But twisting what I have to work with - I excel at that!)

Now, this year's colt. The guys were asking me what I'm going to name him, and I jokingly said, "Mr. Undies." (I have no idea where that came from.) But now. He is (imagine Hispanic accent) "Me-stair Oondies."

Poor, poor boy.

Oct. 10, 2009, 11:38 PM
I also raised one I called Vick's Vapo Rub. His mother was Victory, which turned to Vic, to Vics, to Vick's Vape.

Yes, I am demented.

Oct. 10, 2009, 11:44 PM

Oct. 10, 2009, 11:54 PM
There is a TB at my barn that is always mangling himself in some way. I have renamed him "Bubble Wrap" since he needs to be packaged in some whenever he gets turned out! His owner was not amused that I was calling him Bubble Wrap.. but now she sees that I was right and she now calls him that as well :) I call my own mare.. Butthead :)

Oct. 11, 2009, 12:25 AM
Psycho Killer....he wasn't.... but it gave everybody pause who handled him before they knew him....the owner was just a bit odd.... :lol:

Oct. 11, 2009, 12:30 AM
Ours seem to also have middle names. So when they're in Big Fat Trouble, you'll occasionally hear a boarder shout out

"ANDREW VAN LASTNAME!!!" (Andrew goes by his middle name of Van for a barn name btw)

Dec. 1, 2009, 05:26 PM
Sadly, my horse was named after a South Park character. His name is Kilkenny (aka Kill Kenny) and aptly so his half brother's name is Kyle. If something ever posesses you to start naming your horses after hordes of Winnie the Pooh, South Park, and even Yogi Bear cartoons - please stem it! Kenny will forever be just that. Except that we've finally registered our prefix of "Blue Moon", so now he's Blue Moon's Kilkenny (which makes it a little better) :)

Dec. 1, 2009, 05:37 PM
Yeah, my last horse Ellie got the nickname "smelly Ellie" because she was such a beotch!! :lol: :lol: It stuck so well, even the vets called her that!

Dec. 1, 2009, 05:37 PM
Camp horse: Burger King... we could only hope

Dec. 1, 2009, 05:49 PM
Rubianna has become "The Red One". I tried calling her Roo and Ruby, but everyone just calls her The Red One. "Dad, could you bring The Red One in?" "Does The Red One need more water?" So on and so forth. My dream horse is known as The Red One :( I wonder what will happen if I get another chestnut. It might get confusing ;)

Dec. 1, 2009, 06:25 PM
33 year old chestnut gelding Moe gets called Mo Studly, because he still has the attitude (he was sleeping during the procedure ya know! Nobody told him any different) Rules the herd with an iron hoof...

18 year old bay arabian stallion, registered name Fashionably Broke, My Mom calls him Mac, I tend to call him Studly Flipflops, don't know why, it just came out and stuck. He seems to like it...

19 year old grey arab mare Stormy gets called Stormy Bore Me. She used to be really laid back, that changed, but the nickname stuck.

Then there is Shami, a chestnut arab mare, used to call her the She Witch from Hades, but much less awkward if you exchange the W for a B and put ell after the h in Hades. She was quite the reactive snot while being trained.

Dec. 1, 2009, 06:55 PM
Over the years I have had or known:

Dennis (the Menace), sometimes we did just call him Menace. And yes, he lived up to it every single day.

Gray QH mare we called Camel, because one day her owner's husband was sitting in a chair, looking up at her from under her muzzle, and said "from this angle, she looks just like a camel".

Elmer (yup, just like the glue), shortened to Elmy.

Dude, Dimples.

I had one named Dunkin because when he was just born, he dunked his head right up to his eyeballs in both water buckets in the stall.

My mare, whose registered name is Miss Sizzlin San, has been called Sizzlean (like the old breakfast meat), Sizzle-wizzle, or just Wizzle, and CrankyPants.

My retired show gelding's barn name is Peppy, but he has been called Mr Staple Head, the Pepster, and Peppy-monster. Some days I just call him Bubba.

Last but not least is Munchkin, who we call Munchy or Munch.

Dec. 1, 2009, 08:06 PM
My horse's name is Stanley. Well he came with that name so I am not going to change it because he knows his name.

His AQHA registered name is Prince of Iron...Yuck...definitely not going to show him with that name. :D

I know a horse whose barn name was Cutie but it was changed to Buddy and there is a horse in my barn named Stout.

Dec. 1, 2009, 08:16 PM
We have a racehorse named Widow Tapp... we call her the Widowmaker... the name fits- she is down right dangerous unless you have a peppermint. That crinle of an empty wrapper has saved me more than once! :)

Natalie A
Dec. 1, 2009, 10:00 PM
I ride a Fjord whose barn name is Radar (maybe short for something un-pronouncable & Norwegian?). Makes no sense, but it fits him.

Blue Yonder
Dec. 1, 2009, 10:07 PM
I used to enjoy conditioning three polo ponies named Willie, Waylon, and Jerry Jeff, though always felt their pasturemate Nobody might develop a complex because of his sad name.

Dec. 1, 2009, 10:15 PM
My new horse came with the barn name "Pony." When the seller dropped him off, she accidently called him by one of his barn name derivations: Pone Star. (She looked horrified that it popped out of her mouth.) I've changed his barn name since Pony just seemed so not him and so blah, but I confess, I've called him Pone Star a couple times. It makes me giggle, plus he really is a handsome boy. I do think he was called Pone Star a lot because he perks up when I say it. :)

Dec. 2, 2009, 09:31 AM
I have a miniature named: Budget!

Vesper Sparrow
Dec. 2, 2009, 10:59 AM
My gelding started out with "Max", which was given to him by the BO's 8 year old daughter, after the rabbbit in the cartoon (Ruby and Max). However, it didn't stick because I started calling him by his show name "Big Bird" which was then shortened to "Bird" and "Birdy Bird." He also gets called "Birdman," "Dr. Bird," "BB" and "The Bird".

My mare (Andrea's Friend) has always been Andy.

Dec. 2, 2009, 11:01 AM
My old lesson barn had:
French Fry (odd-he was so gangly he looked like he was made of TInkerToys)
Stoli (yes, the Vodka)
Panda (odd because he WASN'T black and white)

No one with anything very interesting at my current place.

Dec. 2, 2009, 02:50 PM
As a kid in Jersey in the 60's I used to ride a school horse named "Soreback" , "SB" for short. Poor fellow.

Dec. 2, 2009, 04:11 PM
Beautiful-she came with the name.

Heart's Journey
Dec. 2, 2009, 04:35 PM
Rico is of course "Rico Suave" he's got a long white mane to die for and all the ladies love him, so it fits

This guy we called Cowboy Bob (he sadly died of cancer) used to name every QH he got "Junior" He must have had 10 Juniors and we always tried to get him to be more creative, but he insisted they be called Junior.

Years ago a new horse at the barn, arrived and no one knew his name, but they knew he'd been bitten by a snake. So I started calling him Snake and even his owner ended up calling him that...

Friends bought a mare with a 2 month old colt and his name was Chase, so when they bought another mare & colt, they named him Manhatten.

Sandy - was born a bit early and ate sand cause her dam didn't have enough milk. She had to have colic surgery, but is a healthy 6 year old now.

Confetti was a strawberry roan with flecks of color all over his body

Almost Broke - a very aptly named TB who at age 25 is still not completely broke!

and my favorite - Frenchy - cause he would roll his rather long tongue in out of his mouth when ridden....

Dec. 2, 2009, 04:48 PM
How about a barn name you like better than the registered name?

Barn: Creggan
Irish Horse Board reg: Smokin'

Huh? Creggan Diamond RID x Gala Dream (TB) = Smokin', if I had bred him I would have thought up 100 better names.

Dec. 2, 2009, 04:49 PM
A race horse now broodmare named Flying Object . Always thought she must have sent something flying or went flying her self. Her dam is Will Fly.


I had a OTTB named Flying Below Zero, wonder if its the same lineage....... Yeah we called him Zero. Not too common of a barn name I don't think.

Dec. 2, 2009, 04:51 PM
I'm a little embarrassed my horse's nickname is Weener. Nothing sexual.

I got him as an 18-month old and I was always singing this song in the barn and for some reason it stuck to this horse.

"Oh I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner, that is what I truly want to be."

When I'm in public, I don't use his barn name but of course, now I have told the public his barn name...??

Dec. 2, 2009, 05:14 PM
Let's see some of our others:

Monkey- fat, brown pony that came in and the first thing I said was it looks like a Chunky Monkey, it stuck
C.H. -because well it was a re-sale horse of the track and happened to be chestnut and didn't have a name. Once everybody called him chestnut horse for 2 weeks we just shortened to C.H.
Hammy - which typically went by Ham bone or Hamster. He was 17.2 and probably 1500 pounds getting called Hamster...yeah
Foxy - very attractive chestnut mare and it fit, she came with it
Peebs- he came with it. He was very spooky for the old owner so she called him Peek-a-Boo, which somehow morphed to Peebs

I am sure there are others I am drawing a blank on.

Dec. 2, 2009, 05:43 PM
My horse whose original stable name given by his breeders (my stepmom) was Vanya...he still gets called that occasionally, but he answers best to Twit. He also gets called Vegunya alot even though that isn't even a name or a word. He has also been called Vanyasaurus, twitmeister, and the Red Monster...(he is really red and likes to push other horses around even though he is tiny) What's really funny is many people get my name and his confused as mine begins with a V as well and is ofa similar origin.

My other horse hasn't earned many nicknames yet- he is called Strider but it gets shortened to Stride. However we call him wrecking ball sometimes because he uses his head like one!

I also rode a horse named Rat. We kept trying to rename him and it never worked.

I currently ride an imported WB that is called Sully after the monster in Monsters Inc. (another redhead horse too :winkgrin:)

Dec. 2, 2009, 05:47 PM
How about Nipper, it stuck, hes 37....and Yoyo, that one fits this horse perfect, but we love our young horse's name that he came from Sweden with, on his passport...Michael Bolton...

Dec. 2, 2009, 05:52 PM
Martha: His JC name is Martha Calling and was called Martha on the track, and will always be a Martha. When you meet him, you know, it just fits.

Napa: Dusty's Advanced horse. He always said he'd change it, but never did.

Moccasin: My new filly who's JC name is Burning Moccasin. I galloped her as Moccasin, so it just stuck when she came home. I'm trying to think of a show name for her now.

Shoes was a colt I galloped, same trainer that has Moccasin before I took her home. I asked him if he had a foot wear fedish :lol:

I've galloped a few with odd names. Sticky Vicky always made me giggle too.

Dec. 2, 2009, 06:51 PM
Cookie- welsh pony. We immediately changed her name to Kitkat.
Face- one of my trainers horses. Apparently it was because everyone always said "Oh, what a cute face!"
Uncle Leo- i don't know about this one...
Wild Bill the Bad Pony- exactly what it sounds like... he looks like a Neanderthal.
Mr. Pony- yep... that's for real.
There's also a new horse in the barn, and his name is Sebastian, but one person is calling him Trachea because he just got a tracheotomy... she's also calling him Sea-Bass... sort of shortening Sebastian. My trainers says if she's calling him Sea-Bass, she will stop teaching. For. EVER. ;)

Dec. 2, 2009, 06:52 PM
OMG i forgot one very important one!
Bertha- fat, white, furry, b*tchy Connemara pony. Suited her PERFECTLY.

Dec. 2, 2009, 07:11 PM
A girl at my barn had a horse named Satchmo...

Dec. 2, 2009, 07:36 PM
We've had some crazy barn names:

Froggy - AKA FroggyDoggie, Froggybottom, Froggers

Zack - AKA ZackAttack, Zackster, Zackosaurus

Wrecker - AKA Wreck, Wreckster, WreckerPecker, Wrectum

Diva - AKA Divalicious, DeeVee

Soldier - AKA RoanyPony, Roanster, Roan Man

Private - AKA Privy, PrivateParts, PP

Dec. 3, 2009, 01:06 AM
My guy, Phox, is generally known as either Pumpkin Head or Mr Mouth. The first because of his color and the second because of his habits.

Here's his introduction: http://www.thislifeblog.com/2008/11/meet-phox.html

Dec. 3, 2009, 01:49 AM
I have had over the years for barn names.

Big Dog (gelding)
The Mare -yes, that was her barn name, then we bought another mare, and she became ....The Little Mare!

Fruitloop (another mare)

Veto - as in I tried to veto his being brought home by the hubby.

Alpo -gelding who was a dirty stopper and dumped me more times then I can recall.

Gluestick - big grey gelding.

Pony pony (my sons pony, whose real name is changed every week by his 10 year old owner, so the rest of us are relatively safe calling him pony pony.)

Asshat - my very own to this day horse of my heart, and yes he really did live up to that name.

Morgumps - I have noooo idea where it came from, but I gave it to one of our colts a few years back in passing and it stuck:/

Flybicky - fleabitten mare. I don't recall who gave her the name or actually what it was supposed to mean....

Mensa - he's dumb as a bag of hammers that one

I have tons more, I'm sure, but those are the ones I remember the most of past and present horses.

Dec. 3, 2009, 07:34 AM
I've looked after a Troll and a Frog and a Squish.

My Heart horse's dam's name was Plum Pudding.

We also had a B G( short for Bay Gelding)

Dec. 3, 2009, 08:43 AM
My gelding is named "Bug". When he gets nervous his little eyes look like they are going to jump right out of his skull.

We also have a grey named "Salt". I believe his registered name is Smelling Salts.

Dec. 3, 2009, 05:19 PM
I boarded one place where there was a horse whose stallplate read:

Do you know how long it took me to figure that one out?
Too long.

Dec. 3, 2009, 11:21 PM
When I bought my TB his barn name was Orange, JC name Woody Creek. I couldn't bring myself to call him either of those and he went nameless for many days until I settled on something that fit him better.

Dec. 3, 2009, 11:52 PM
My appy got the nickname Wildebeast-not from his looks but the noises he made. It got shortened to Beastly. The barn my present horse is at has a pony whose nickname is Ponysaurus and it fits her well :lol:

Dec. 4, 2009, 06:59 AM
A friend of mine has a young gelding out of her best beloved mare. The mare was 22 when he was born! His barn name is Baby Jesus :p also known as Jeebus, and, occasionally, @sshole ;D

Dec. 4, 2009, 09:41 AM
$7.50 auction house project
Barnyard turned into Banard