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  1. #1
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    Question A name for my swaybacked horse's blog

    I've finally decided to start a blog about my horse. As I've started showing him, I've discovered that lots of people are curious about him because of his swayback. See picture.


    Normally, catchy names just sorta come to me, but I'm completely stumped on this one. His barn name is Oreo, my trainer calls him OreoCookie, hence my name on here. His registered name is Kinsale's Concerto, which is just kinda awkward. I am focusing on Dressage with him, but we do cross train and other fun things like ride in the local parade. There's not much special about me - I'm your average lower level rider, a wife, a mother, and an artist. But my horse, well, he's fantastic and has already surpassed everyone's expectations.

    I'm afraid going cute and not putting a horse word in it will confuse people and I worry that putting Dressage in it will be off putting to people in other disciplines. I also can't decide whether to use his name. Then there's the whole tagline thing.

    So far, I've come up with:
    Oreo Does Dressage
    Cookies Do Dressage
    All Three Gaits
    From Crooked to Straight
    Forward, Straight, and Calm
    No More Steady (it's a running joke that EVERY judge says we're steady and my trainer wants us to jazz it up a bit)
    Your Average Oreo
    My Unlikely Dream Horse
    Baby Don't Got Back
    Oreo's Can't Jump

    My husband's contribution: Cookies and Milk

    Some of these are funny to me, but maybe not to everyone else. Thoughts? Ideas? Much appreciated!



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    Rolling on the swayback.



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    Sway Back When

    And A-sway We Go!

    The Horse and Hammock (we used to call swaybacked horses hammock seats, heh heh)

    and my favorite---
    you could say your horse has a sway with words
    MrB's attempt at talking like a horse person, "We'll be entering in the amateur hunter-gatherer division...."


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    I vote for bits suggestion Swayback when. I also have a swayback. He's been a great horse!


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    ^ I think A Sway with Words is fantastic, bits! I also like Cookies and Milk for that downhome, let's-have-a-cozy-chat feel.
    "However complicated and remarkable the rest of his life was going to be, it was here now, come to claim him."- JoAnn Mapson


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    I like A Sway with Words.


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    Hmmmm, I kinda like A Sway with Words too....

    I had initially thought to use swayback in the title somehow, but had decided against it since he is so much more than that. But that's pretty catchy...

    Ahhhh, this is hard!



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    Regal Ramblings From Lord Osis


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    How about something with "bow", since his name is Concerto?


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    Back to Front.
    ... _. ._ .._. .._


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    Sways of our Lives.


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    These are great, thank you! Very creative.

    Now it's a matter of deciding, I think. That's really the hard part.



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    Sways of our Lives



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    50 Shades of Sway


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    I agree, don't focus on the sway-back aspect. Bad vibes, mojo, or something...stay positive and unique. Oreo is a cute name for a dressage horse; a sweet black and white treat for the senses.

    Oreo's Arena
    Oreo's Barn Crumbs
    Musings of an Oreo Cookie


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    How about The Sway-back Machine... or am I the only one old enough to remember "The Way-Back" machine from Rocky & Bullwinkle?
    It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Norton View Post
    50 Shades of Sway
    Lol.

    Thanks again guys, these are all so creative!



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    Won't acknowledging the sway challenge some stereotypical ideas about swaybacked horses? I think it is a great thing to have as a part of the blog though not the only focus. Looking forward to reading!
    "However complicated and remarkable the rest of his life was going to be, it was here now, come to claim him."- JoAnn Mapson


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