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    I know, kind of silly to re-post this but Rumba will always have my heart!!! Just love him.....

    and then my own horses but of course they are not top hunters in the real world but they are in my world
    How people treat you is their KARMA.... how you REACT is yours!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMF View Post
    My list of standout horses so far are:
    Bacardi
    Concept
    Mythical
    Avignion
    Devotion
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    I have only been watching at WEF, so I am sure there are more
    I thought this might be a good occasion to ask a question I've been wondering about. When did the "one word" naming of hunters become trendy? I had never noticed it until the Derbies became popular but now it's almost all you see. Is it to distinguish them from jumpers with their multi-word/number/letter combo names?

    As far as the horse I like best from the videos helpfully posted, I think Rapunzel is GORGEOUS, and she looks like she's having fun out there, too. Something I greatly appreciate seeing in a top-notch hunter, especially these days.


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    What about some horses that weren't at WEF?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RiderWriter View Post
    I thought this might be a good occasion to ask a question I've been wondering about. When did the "one word" naming of hunters become trendy? I had never noticed it until the Derbies became popular but now it's almost all you see. Is it to distinguish them from jumpers with their multi-word/number/letter combo names?
    I've never had a horse with a show name longer than one word (except for two whose show names I couldn't change because of their reputations). I always found it cheesy. I really don't like those several-word-names. But I agree, it has become more popular.



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    It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

    edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

    edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
    The double names aren't quite so bad.... but one you get to three/four/five word names, they tend to get a little more kitschy.. Usually the ones that involve some type of verb. I just personally don't like them. Of course, a horse's name has absolutely no influence on its ability to maneuver itself (or be maneuvered) around a course!



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    LOL true that!! I do like kitschy pony names, but the horse ones do get annoying. But, some of the two-name names are really cool. I just pulled out two of my faves...and those two top names belonged to two of my fave horses from back when
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    LOL true that!! I do like kitschy pony names, but the horse ones do get annoying. But, some of the two-name names are really cool. I just pulled out two of my faves...and those two top names belonged to two of my fave horses from back when
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    It seems to have become more popular in the paast few years.

    edited to add: I dont think War dress or Stocking Stuffer has "cheesy" names at all, nor did Rox Dene or New Hope, to name a few
    A current is Jersey Boy! I heard a name being announced in the pony ring at Thermal "Dust Bunny"... thought that was a cute pony name. (sorry de-rail moment)
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    I'm on the bandwagon of loving Bacardi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn/aissance View Post
    I'm on the bandwagon of loving Bacardi.
    Yeah, I don't generally go for grays but he can come hang with my crew anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chezzie View Post
    I would give my right arm to be half as distracting as Havens or Jen.
    Me, too. B

    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Ridge View Post
    No one's mocking you, but there is nothing abnormal about her arms in that video. I understand that people take issue with Peter's ducking habit and Scott Stewart's swingy leg, but there was NOTHING to critique in that video with Haven's, certainly not pertaining to her upper body.
    Um, there is something odd about her arms, anyway you slice it. Doesn't mean she doesn't put in lovely rounds, but the arms are odd. Like if arms could be bow-legged...she's bow-armed. It doesn't seem to hurt her riding in the slightest though.

    Quote Originally Posted by AllisonWunderlund View Post
    Havens has always had a distinctive style. We were in the same junior class (she kicked my butt regularly lol!). I could pick her out a half mile away in the fog. It is something about her arms/upper body. In no way does that affect her efficacy as a rider though - she can still nail a course!

    Probably why she's on the derby circuit and I'm a desk jockey
    Too funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by lrp1106 View Post
    I've never had a horse with a show name longer than one word (except for two whose show names I couldn't change because of their reputations). I always found it cheesy. I really don't like those several-word-names. But I agree, it has become more popular.
    "Phrase" names where all the rage many years ago...80s for sure. Now, one word names are all the rage. It's just another fad to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    Yeah, I don't generally go for grays but he can come hang with my crew anytime.
    I love his style, and that he goes with animation. I did think that in the WEF hunter spectacular he was not as amazing as I have seen him- not wild, not under-prepared, maybe what I am looking for is "not accepting of the contact"- but no matter how you slice it that horse is a beautiful athlete.
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    Bacardi can come hang out at my house anytime.
    One thing that I was very happy to see was that every horse posted looked well balanced and interested in his/her job. ie NOT DRUGGED
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    Anyone know what Rapunzel's bloodlines are?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RugBug View Post

    Um, there is something odd about her arms, anyway you slice it. Doesn't mean she doesn't put in lovely rounds, but the arms are odd. Like if arms could be bow-legged...she's bow-armed. It doesn't seem to hurt her riding in the slightest though.
    I have to agree. She put in a lovely round, but I did find her arms very distracting/odd. It doesn't really matter because the round was beautiful, but I did notice her arms.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time Rider View Post
    Anyone know what Rapunzel's bloodlines are?
    By Rotspon out of Wedina, according to the Chronicle's article about Devon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by llsc View Post
    Rapunzel.

    She won every class at Devon last year in the 1st years and is now doing the Juniors.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2w4X6mSgA
    One small correction... Townsend won the first 1st years class at Devon last year. Not that that takes away from her success or beautiful rounds.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    I'm currently lusting after Bacardi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tzpl1ODsMM
    Me too!
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    Some nice movers but I do confess that the hunter riding style is a bit distracting.


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