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First Event -- I guess we need a show name!

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  • First Event -- I guess we need a show name!

    Moo and I had a successful day at yesterday's "UnDerby" and a great lesson this week, so now we're planning on making our eventing debut one week earlier, and at pre-entry the original plan was starter one week later, but things have been going so well, the weather is predicted to be dry, this event only goes down to PE, and we can always fix things at starter the following week if we don't get rained out.

    Do I just show him as "Moo"? I don't want some elegant or pretentious type name -- it does not suit either of our personalities. His previous rider did one jumper show as "over the moon".

    Moo is a 15.2h 11yo PMU bay tobiano gelding, and I have no aspirations of anything but participating at lower levels.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y48...ps55d8f4cb.jpg

    And OMG my first event ever is a week away!!

  • #2
    Oh, be even more fun with it! How about
    Super Moo
    Moosical
    Moosic Man
    Eat More Chicken
    Farmer Boy
    Moove Along
    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
    chaque pas est fait ensemble

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    • #3
      Eat More Chicken is clever, but I'm not sure everyone will 'get' it.

      How about

      Baby You Mooove Me.
      Mooove on up a Little Higher.
      "Friend" me !

      http://www.facebook.com/isabeau.solace

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        #4
        I like "Eat More Chicken"...Once people knew his barn name theyd get it

        And Moove Along and Super Moo are cute too! I actually enter my running races as "Super Katie"

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        • #5
          Eat More Chicken is very clever, with a nice 'pop culture' vibe.
          "Friend" me !

          http://www.facebook.com/isabeau.solace

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
            Oh, be even more fun with it! How about
            Super Moo
            Moosical
            Moosic Man
            Eat More Chicken
            Farmer Boy
            Moove Along
            I think it's "correctly" spelled EAT MOR CHIKIN.
            Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

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              #7
              I wouldn't use the "eat more chikn" reference because its tied to chikfila. That kind of discrimination doesn't sit well with Canadians! That's my only hesitation about the name...

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              • #8
                Cowtown
                Mooonpie
                Peek a moo
                Outside of moo names
                Color my world
                Chase the rainbow
                In living color
                Technicolor
                Watercolors
                Etch a sKetch
                Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole

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                • #9
                  Moove On

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rabicon View Post
                    Cowtown
                    Mooonpie
                    Peek a moo
                    Outside of moo names
                    Color my world
                    Chase the rainbow
                    In living color
                    Technicolor
                    Watercolors
                    Etch a sKetch
                    Moonpie! I love Moonpie!
                    Steppin Not Dragon "Bella"
                    Top Shelf "Charlie"
                    Check out the Military + Horses fb page!

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                    • #11
                      Given our local terrain:
                      Mooving Mountains

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by normandy_shores View Post
                        Moo is a 15.2h 11yo PMU bay tobiano gelding, and I have no aspirations of anything but participating at lower levels.

                        http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y48...ps55d8f4cb.jpg
                        Holstien (as in the spotted cow breed...I suppose everyone would probably get confused with the horse breed). Ayrshires also have similar markings but maybe that's getting to esoteric.
                        (Don't) Have a Cow
                        Istanbull
                        Grade A Prime (or is it too soon after the EU horsemeat scandal?)
                        Well Done

                        But really, other than the fact I strongly disagree with the Chik fil a management, Eat Mor Chikin is really funny

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                          #13
                          Thanks everyone! Other suggestions given by friends were "How Now Brown Cow" and 'Got Milk". I liked both of those, but the BF (who has been very supportive of the horse) preferred Grade A Prime, so I let him have his way!

                          Now to just survive the event -- we haul out tomorrow and I'm SO excited!

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                          • #14
                            I like Over the Moon actually Good luck!

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                            • #15
                              Over the Moon is along the lines of what I was thinking and probably more elegant (mine thoughts had both "cow" and "moon" in them).
                              ************
                              "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

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                              • #16
                                Haha Grade A Prime, I love it. I was kind of thinking Moove It Or Lose It. Lots of fun names in this thread. Good luck at your event!

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                                • #17
                                  Are you going to MREC this weekend? If so, see you there!!!
                                  Look for Vida Romance in Entry!

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                                    #18
                                    Everyone -- thanks for the feedback! We completed our first event it POURED day 1, and dressage warmup was great but it was like a switch flipped in the ring and we had a positively awful ride. However, stadium was a good confidence builder though we trotted most of it and had 7 time penalties.

                                    The weather cleared for Sunday, and xc went great! Moo was eager and seemed to really like the fences and I only felt the slightest hesitation once or twice, but a little leg and he was all "ok!". He felt like he wanted to go more, but given that this course was mostly trails and it was our first time, I trotted most of it for a whopping 85.2 time penalties

                                    We were the last place entry that was not E, but it was a great confidence booster! We finished with *drumroll* 162.7! i keep joking that the person ahead of us had 154 and change and that it was a tight race.

                                    We're headed back to the same venue tomorrow to school, and if the course is still set, I'll redo it at the end of our lesson and canter it.

                                    And yes fanfayre, we are headed to MREC! We'll be stabling and arriving Friday!

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                                    • #19
                                      Good for you!! I am taking my ottb to (both of our) first event in a couple of weeks

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                                        #20
                                        dmj -- you'll have to let us know how it goes! I have the good fortune of getting to go to another event this weekend, where we're going to do a bit more cantering. I also got to ride at the park today and introduce a ditch (yay!) and canter a handful of jumps after our hack.

                                        This eventing thing is ADDICTIVE!

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