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  1. #1
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    Default New horse needs a name**UPDATE**video added post #21

    I have a new horse that is... well... "different" looking. I happen to think he is adorable - and i love him... BUT the looks and comments i am getting from people have really surprised me! I was not prepared for how "color-biased" my fellow horsemen would be! It doesn't really bother me - this horse is going to be a superstar in the jumper ring - so i don't have to worry about Hunter or Equitation judges looking down their noses at us. I would like to come up with a good and fitting name that maybe says - "yes, i know that we are different!!". Although I also like his current name which is "Powhatan" and is after a Virginia Indian Tribe. If i keep that name - i need a nickname though. He is 1/2 Dutch Warmblood, 1/4 Oldenburg, 1/4 Appaloosa. My list so far:

    1.) Powhatan
    2.) Graffiti
    3.) Coyote Ugly
    4.) Pollock
    5.) Hipstamatic (after the app that makes pictures sepia-tone)

    Suggestions please!

    Here is a link to a picture:

    http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/m...t=POWHATAN.jpg
    Last edited by jacksorbetter; Aug. 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM. Reason: additional info
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    Appsolutely. !!!!



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    There's An App For That

    Apparition

    Appnormality
    "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."



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    I think he's gorgeous!
    Maybe the Naysayers are jealous?

    I like all the names on your list!
    I'd have to close my eyes & point to pick one fave.

    That said, take a peek at DHs horse in my Profile Pic.
    Strawberry Way-roaned-out, 4 high whites and a bald-faced blaze.
    Not your average bay/gray/chestnut horse.

    Tom evented him - no color prejudice there.

    I showed him dressage & would get polite "What breed?" inquires.
    When I told them TWH, the eyes would glaze over....
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



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    Snowed In
    Snowed Over
    Under Snow
    Ankle Deep
    Look It's Snowing

    Will have to think of more. I like him! Have a blast being the center of attention!
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    Standout
    Spraypainted
    Overspray
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    Quote Originally Posted by InWhyCee Redux View Post
    There's An App For That

    Apparition
    I love it. Or I would go with Coyote Ugly as a subtle flipping of the bird to the color-biased. (What, they never saw a red roan before?)



  8. #8
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    Ooooh I like "There's an App for that"
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    Hipstamatic is really cute and fun but would it get dated at all? I really don't know, just wondering, it's my favorite :-) I was thinking about how he wasn't the typical 'brick in the wall' sort of horse, then thought of Pink Floyd... Hehehe, he IS red roany after all :-)
    Ahh, I love naming threads, but am reaching a mental block right now. Looking forward to reading the other suggestions, too!
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)



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    i like Pink Floyd! But isn't there a pony that Lillie Keenan rode with that name?
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    I kind of like Powhatan with the nickname "Pow" (like the old comic book pow/bam/whap, he's got a punch of color ).

    ETA: Yes, Lillie rode a roan pony named Pink Floyd. I believe the pony was at Devon this year with his current rider.



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    i like him, he looks like he has clouds on him. unfortunately i am useless with names :-/



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    Default TENNIS SHOES ~

    He is wonderful ~~

    "Tennis Shoes"
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    How about "My Horse Is Smarter Than Yours"? My dear departed App would approve.

    I like Hipstamatic, too -- don't get it, but I like it.
    "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."



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    I live near Powhatan, VA. I have to warn you, a lot of people can't pronounce it properly-- Pow-ah-TAN-- I've heard it pronounced "Pow-HAT-tan", "PO-wah-tan", etc. It also is difficult for people to spell.

    You could use one of the other "local" Indian names-- Monacan is one (barn name Monte?).

    I like Hipstamatic, too.



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    Cool

    I concur. Pick a name that the ring guys can pronounce. They usually slaughter anything unusual. I would go with "There is an App for That"-- or just "App for That"--especially for the jumper ring. If you were going to do something more "subjective" like dressage or the hunters I would call him Application.



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    Applied Art
    What's Appenin'
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    I like Hipstamatic

    For a loud colored jumper I always wanted to use the name "Exclamation" as well.
    Seig Heil Polo Shirt!



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    "my matisse" or "matisse" known for his use of color.



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    I like Powhatan.



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