The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2011
    Posts
    69

    Default OTTB in need of some show name ideas!

    Hey Guys! I have been having a difficult time coming up with a show name for my OTTB. His racing name is Montana Country (barn name Montana) and I'm not sure I want to keep his racing name as his show name. Montana is going to stay his barn name so I was trying to think of something that goes along with that but I'm open to anything. I posted a few pictures to hopefully help to inspire some names! I appreciate all the help! Thanks!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92478190@N05/



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2009
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    432

    Default

    Joe Montana? lol
    Montana Sky
    Big Sky Country (nickname for state)
    Bitterroot (flower)
    Granite Peak (Highest Peak)
    Oro y Plata (Gold and silver- Motto)


    1 members found this post helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2001
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Posts
    16,156

    Default

    I like Montana Country!

    I figure OTTBs earn their names...and yours sure did, with 27 starts and $34k won. Let him keep it


    5 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 11, 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    86

    Default

    Montana Mountain Man (let's see the announcer try that tongue twister haha :P)
    Personally, i do really like Montana Country too :P


    1 members found this post helpful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2011
    Posts
    69

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chestnutwithchrome View Post
    Joe Montana? lol
    Montana Sky
    Big Sky Country (nickname for state)
    Bitterroot (flower)
    Granite Peak (Highest Peak)
    Oro y Plata (Gold and silver- Motto)
    These are great and most of them I already had on my list but none of them really seemed to fit him. I think Big Sky Country is my favorite but I also agree with the other two posters too. I just didn't feel that Montana Country really fit him. I felt like he should be a quarter horse with that name and I should be a rancher, lol...



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2006
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    462

    Default

    Iam in the same boat as you, but your horse has a great name, I would keep it! Check out my new horses name, ready...Macho Taste, ugggh I need some naming help!!



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2006
    Posts
    1,909

    Default

    I would keep his JC name, really not that bad although I like Big Sky Country too. My one mare's name is Mean Irene...so it could be worse lol. I think I finally settled on Wicked for her show name but normally I really try and keep their JC names : )



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct. 20, 2008
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    2,215

    Default

    I like his JC name! I think unless the name is horrible (and there are some horrible ones!) you should keep it. I don't love my new OTTB's name but it has grown on me, and to try to promote OTTB pride, I'm going to show her as Money Holder.
    The rebel in the grey shirt


    1 members found this post helpful.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug. 30, 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,313

    Default

    I like Montana Country, or Big Sky.

    Quillquote are you going to pick him up this weekend?
    I agree Macho Taste is pretty bad LOL. If he's a big tough looking horse, I've always wanted to name one "the road warrior". Seems like a good name for an event horse.

    Sorry I'm terrible with names



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2006
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    462

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judysmom View Post
    I like Montana Country, or Big Sky.

    Quillquote are you going to pick him up this weekend?
    I agree Macho Taste is pretty bad LOL. If he's a big tough looking horse, I've always wanted to name one "the road warrior". Seems like a good name for an event horse.

    Sorry I'm terrible with names
    Nope not this weekend, next! Need the child to come home from college in order to babysit dog and keep house warm. She has tryouts for the eq team, but next w/e is clear, and hopefully so will the weather??

    Road Warrior is a pretty cool name! Iam sure i'll come up with something once he's home for a bit! Thanks for the diesel info!!



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2006
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    5,445

    Default

    I like Montana Country! Unless the JC name is totally horrible, it's good to use it, shows Thoroughbred pride!
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
    VW sucks.


    2 members found this post helpful.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep. 16, 1999
    Location
    Ohio: Charter Member - COTH Hockey Clique & COTH Buffy Clique
    Posts
    9,143

    Default

    I like Montana Country too, though as I read your post, the John Denver song "Wild Montana Skies" started playing in my brain. http://youtu.be/e5biLaIi9NA
    ************
    "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

    "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2012
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Your horse's JC name is Montana Country. Why not play on that with a twist?
    MC(Montana Country but also Master of Ceremonies)
    MC
    MC Cool
    MC Blast
    MC Rockin It
    MC (add anyting you want...)



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun. 9, 2005
    Location
    Unionville, PA
    Posts
    3,414

    Default

    I agree, keep his JC name. I love it!
    Delaware Park Canter Volunteer
    http://www.canterusa.org/



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan. 10, 2007
    Location
    too far from the barn
    Posts
    5,506

    Default

    I also vote keep the JC name. I try to keep them unless they are really awful
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2011
    Posts
    69

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlite View Post
    Your horse's JC name is Montana Country. Why not play on that with a twist?
    MC(Montana Country but also Master of Ceremonies)
    MC
    MC Cool
    MC Blast
    MC Rockin It
    MC (add anyting you want...)
    Great Idea!! Thanks!! The more people post though the more I think I should use his use his JC name... they called him MC at the track as his barn name so maybe I could do something like MC Big Sky or something... He's just SUCH a cuddle bug and a big softy that I always think of Montana Country being a rugged horse that is tough and sturdy... my horse is none of these things, lol... he's a puppy with hooves!



Similar Threads

  1. OTTB Stumbles over everything! Ideas?
    By GREYTB4ME in forum Dressage
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Sep. 13, 2012, 02:27 PM
  2. Boarding ideas for OTTB in training - mid state NY
    By CVPeg in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr. 9, 2012, 02:29 PM
  3. OTTB Becoming a Bit Unruly -- Ideas?
    By King's Ransom in forum Off Course
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: Dec. 20, 2010, 02:06 PM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep. 23, 2009, 11:51 AM
  5. Bit ideas for *very* light-mouthed OTTB
    By flaxenmane in forum Off Course
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Jan. 3, 2009, 12:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness