View Full Version : The new kid is home! Help me name him! VOTE! (post 26)

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snow Shower
Got the Forecast
Chance of Precipitation

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

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

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!


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

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. :)

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!

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!


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

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!

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!!

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

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!

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

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!

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

Jul. 2, 2011, 12:28 PM

I love craigslist appies. <3

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

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://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/265031_732879496969_51801315_36381243_7555833_n.jp g

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

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

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 :-)

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

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

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

Super cute!

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....

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

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. :)

Jul. 3, 2011, 05:08 PM

:yes: :yes: :yes: