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eponacowgirl
Jun. 21, 2011, 09:12 PM
My barn owner and I went out looking for a new project pony... we pick up ponies off craigslist, give them a good start and then find them good pony club homes.

We've been stuck for awhile because I've stolen our last project, Brandy (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/246788_709206108629_51801315_36254372_1267985_n.jp g), as my event horse. She's running training and I'm not keen to give her up until the PERFECT. PERSON. comes along.

Our first was Paisley (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196404_10150451716670384_817055383_17810927_433901 5_n.jpg), who is now teaching an adult beginner the ropes, at our barn.

Our next was Shasta (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205560_10150213190014534_635469533_8408238_4096964 _n.jpg), who has a wonderful home in Knoxville with KateWooten's friend Rebecca, and will hopefully be running BN next year!

So now I've had my paint, my buckskin, my draft cross... ALL MARES... and I put my criteria out this time as "gelding" and "tall." As Brandy was 15.1 when we got her, Paisley 14.1 and Shasta a whopping 14.3.

So, I found him today!! He's an appy (oh darn, more color!!) and 15.3, 6 years old and green broke. He has an AWESOME disposition and I think he's quite handsome.

I got a video of him and it didn't save *sob* so all I have is his picture off Craigslist.

Here he is!
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267448_713663880219_51801315_36330123_6099445_n.jp g)
His current name is Thunderstorm, but I already had a Thunder, so it's going to have to change. I like Connor and Sedona, so far.

I'm open to any suggestions if anyone comes up with anything super cute!

He hasn't been ridden in a year... and my goal is to have something to bring to the Poplar schooling show at the end of July! This should be FUN!

FLeckenAwesome
Jun. 21, 2011, 09:17 PM
I love him!!!

Can't wait to meet him out and about :)

Eventcrazy
Jun. 21, 2011, 09:17 PM
Super cute!!!! Needs a super cute name to go with him...but I like Connor.

CookiePony
Jun. 21, 2011, 09:41 PM
I like Thunderstorm!!

wcporter
Jun. 21, 2011, 09:46 PM
What about Lightning? :winkgrin:

SweetieG
Jun. 21, 2011, 10:44 PM
Have fun! He's cute!

Sticking with the weather and his markings here are some silly ones:

Snowstorm
Snow Shower
Flurries
Got the Forecast
Chance of Precipitation
Weatherman
Meteorologist

and I've always thought Cloud Nine was a good one!

drawstraws
Jun. 21, 2011, 10:48 PM
Cute! Do you have any idea of his breeding?

SweetieG
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:00 PM
Just thought of

Weather Dot Com
Weather Spot Com

Visit it all the time!

Princess Tutu
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:00 PM
He is really cute!

but

Brandy is my dream horse:D I just think she is AWESOME

eponacowgirl
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:06 PM
Weather dot com is super cute!

I don't know his breeding- no papers, but I suspect he may have some TB in there.

And Tutu- thanks! I loff her. :)

Kairoshorses
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:28 PM
What a gorgeous appy boy! You are going to have so much fun!!

B Street Tango
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:30 PM
He's super cute! I saw an ad for a sale horse a few months ago and LOVED the name: There's an App for That. It's prob been done a million times but i'd never come across it and thought it was adorable!

eponacowgirl
Jun. 21, 2011, 11:45 PM
He's super cute! I saw an ad for a sale horse a few months ago and LOVED the name: There's an App for That. It's prob been done a million times but i'd never come across it and thought it was adorable!

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE IT.

mellsmom
Jun. 22, 2011, 09:57 AM
SInce it's sort of bad luck to change a horse's name.....
why not just tweak it.

eponacowgirl
Jul. 1, 2011, 08:56 PM
My BO and I have yet to arrive at a barn name, though we did like "There's an App for That" as his show name.

Here he is, home sweet home! He's very intelligent, kind and he's a thinker. He hopped right up on trailer with just a moments thought and backed off without a problem... straight into the roundpen for some bonding time and completely non-confrontational in the turn out.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267997_732714492639_51801315_36378121_7868644_n.jp g
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/269399_732714422779_51801315_36378120_3613381_n.jp g
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270431_732714278069_51801315_36378118_2498623_n.jp g
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264314_732691259199_51801315_36377737_4663096_n.jp g
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263745_732691154409_51801315_36377734_6033343_n.jp g

He needs some pudge/muscle redistribution, but I like how he's put together- great bone on this guy!

FlashGordon
Jul. 1, 2011, 09:02 PM
He's ADORABLE I love the markings. Looks like he's jsut taking it all in, too.

I think that name choice is great!!

VicariousRider
Jul. 1, 2011, 09:04 PM
LOVE the show name! Call him Mac.

eponacowgirl
Jul. 1, 2011, 09:07 PM
LOVE the show name! Call him Mac.

We JUST rehomed a boarder's horse named Mac, otherwise it would be the perfect name for him!

InWhyCee Redux
Jul. 1, 2011, 09:20 PM
Why do I want to name him Craig? And why do I want to sneak into your barn at night and steal him? :lol: That is one beautiful App!

VicariousRider
Jul. 1, 2011, 09:39 PM
I don't know why but I think he looks like a "Luke."

Mtn trails
Jul. 2, 2011, 01:07 AM
Well he's really ugly and I would be happy to hide him here at my barn so you won't have to see his hideous face. No really, he's very handsome and exactly what DH is looking for. I love There's an App for That

netg
Jul. 2, 2011, 01:15 AM
I would have kept the name Thunderstorm and called him Storm instead of Thunder, or renamed him Monsoon.


But if he's There's An App For That, I'd probably go with App or Apple.


I agree about his build - very nice, and not typical of the apps I see around here!

x.Eventing.x
Jul. 2, 2011, 12:06 PM
What about:
Thunderstorm's Encore (cause he is a second Thunder)
Aftershock
The Perfect Storm
Storm Warning Thunder

GingerJumper
Jul. 2, 2011, 12:28 PM
JEALOUSY.

I love craigslist appies. <3

Brooke
Jul. 2, 2011, 02:46 PM
Cute boy! How about "Spot On", or is that to British?

eponacowgirl
Jul. 2, 2011, 11:33 PM
Okay, we're putting it to a vote. My BO and I have narrowed it down to two names:

Danny, named for our farrier who will NEVEREVER let us live down the fact that we got not only a colored horse as a project, but a CHESTNUT APPY.

Or Orion, Ry for short.

He got his mane done today, and wore clothes like a big boy! I suspect he knows more than I originally thought!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/271000_732880185589_51801315_36381247_403695_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/265031_732879496969_51801315_36381243_7555833_n.jp g

Jumpthemoon16
Jul. 3, 2011, 02:39 AM
I vote Orion/Ry!

CookiePony
Jul. 3, 2011, 07:37 AM
Definitely Orion.

ohrebecca
Jul. 3, 2011, 07:57 AM
Wish I'd seen this yesterday, I thought of "Doppler" when I saw him on here today!

Regardless, he's a handsome guy, and best of luck with him!

I've always liked the name Danny :-)

mortebella
Jul. 3, 2011, 08:18 AM
A vote for Orion!

whicker
Jul. 3, 2011, 10:00 AM
Orion has a biggg legacy to fulfill!

My advanced horse that Olympic selection trialed was named Orion. He also foxhunted and hunter trialed into his mid 20's. He still won over 105 entries at the age of 23. Taught the DH and the kids. Dressage showed, and whatever else looked like fun. I rode him in the moonlight after work. When he was bored, he used that high intelligence to figure out puzzles and play kind tricks on me. He was one of the best friends I've had over a lifetime.

If you name your boy Orion, then you HAVE to bring him to Va to hunt with me at Old Dominion Hounds!:winkgrin::D

baxtersmom
Jul. 3, 2011, 11:26 AM
Orion/ Ry (aka Rylie)

Super cute!

FLeckenAwesome
Jul. 3, 2011, 02:23 PM
I like Orion... always have... and besides... My Danny is Danny.....

*though that may go to a vote again*....

Doppler is pretty cute too....

horseriddergirl21
Jul. 3, 2011, 03:05 PM
He is soo cute and I like Orion.

eponacowgirl
Jul. 3, 2011, 04:11 PM
Orion it is! Now my BO and I are fighting over his nickname! We just can't win... She likes Ori, I like Ry. :)

alto
Jul. 3, 2011, 05:08 PM
Ori

:yes: :yes: :yes: