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The new kid is home! Help me name him! VOTE! (post 26)

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  • The new kid is home! Help me name him! VOTE! (post 26)

    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, 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, who is now teaching an adult beginner the ropes, at our barn.

    Our next was Shasta, 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!

    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!
    Last edited by eponacowgirl; Jul. 2, 2011, 11:34 PM.
    Big Idea Eventing

  • #2
    I love him!!!

    Can't wait to meet him out and about


    • #3
      Super cute!!!! Needs a super cute name to go with him...but I like Connor.


      • #4
        I like Thunderstorm!!
        Taco Blog
        *T3DE 2010 Pact*


        • #5
          What about Lightning?
          Barn rat for life


          • #6
            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!


            • #7
              Cute! Do you have any idea of his breeding?
              It's not about the color of the ribbon but the quality of the ride. Having said that, I'd like the blue one please!


              • #8
                Just thought of

                Weather Dot Com
                Weather Spot Com

                Visit it all the time!


                • #9
                  He is really cute!


                  Brandy is my dream horse I just think she is AWESOME


                  • Original Poster

                    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.
                    Big Idea Eventing


                    • #11
                      What a gorgeous appy boy! You are going to have so much fun!!
                      --Becky in TX
                      Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                      She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                      • #12
                        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!
                        You can't fix stupid.


                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by B Street Tango View Post
                          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!
                          LOVE. LOVE. LOVE IT.
                          Big Idea Eventing


                          • #14

                            SInce it's sort of bad luck to change a horse's name.....
                            why not just tweak it.
                            Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!



                            • Original Poster

                              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.


                              He needs some pudge/muscle redistribution, but I like how he's put together- great bone on this guy!
                              Big Idea Eventing


                              • #16
                                He's ADORABLE I love the markings. Looks like he's jsut taking it all in, too.

                                I think that name choice is great!!
                                We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                                • #17
                                  LOVE the show name! Call him Mac.
                                  "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by VicariousRider View Post
                                    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!
                                    Big Idea Eventing


                                    • #19
                                      Why do I want to name him Craig? And why do I want to sneak into your barn at night and steal him? That is one beautiful App!
                                      "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."


                                      • #20
                                        I don't know why but I think he looks like a "Luke."
                                        "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant