• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Name Help. Any Ideas pics and pedigree included

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Name Help. Any Ideas pics and pedigree included

    Also posted in off-course for more responses/ideas.

    Bought a 3yr old OTTB gelding in September . He is dark, brown, sometimes looks black and sometimes a more seal-y brown depending on the light. He has two small (dime-sized) stars under his forelock.

    He is not incredibly social with people or horses. He's not mean he is just the type of horse that likes to people/horse watch. Very observent, just not really a participant. Riding wise he's a saint and klind of wise beyond his years and training. But after you ride he does this funny protest thing when you put him in the stall he will crow-hop and head-toss, etc. Like he is a big boy asserting his displeasure. Then he goes back to being a bump on the log, lol

    His registered name in No Halo 3. I am not going to show him as “No Halo” and am looking for ideas for a show name. His barn name is halo.

    Attached is his pedigree for name ideas. http://www.pedigreequery.com/no+halo3

    I was thinking include the halo or something that has to do with angels, light, etc. The definition of halo is divine aura, but I don’t necessarily like that.

    Here are some pics of him when we first got him.
    At the track http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...54&id=18204172
    First day in the field http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...e9&id=18204172
    Under saddle http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...48&id=18204172
    Hnging out after a ride http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...19&id=18204172
    Some names I have thought of are

    High Halo
    Bonafide Halo

    others that COTHers suggested
    Constellation
    Halo there
    Devil may Care
    Mosaic Halo
    The Saint
    hidden halo
    covenant


    What are your ideas/thoughts?
    __________________
    \"A smart lady knows its ok to change her mind, a damn fool never does\"

  • #2
    I like The Saint.....I liked that TV show plus you want to hope he will be one for you at the events!
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

    Comment


    • #3
      My thoughts: Keep the JC name.

      Show Name Syndrome is one of the main reasons why it's difficult to track OTTBs in the sport-horse world and learn about pedigrees for TBs as sport horses.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by JER View Post
        My thoughts: Keep the JC name.

        Show Name Syndrome is one of the main reasons why it's difficult to track OTTBs in the sport-horse world and learn about pedigrees for TBs as sport horses.
        I second this. Love the name "No Halo". I have Sir Edgar and Little Grundoon. Neither is a prize, but they grow on you after a while. LOVE the pedigree. Never seen one with that much Turn To.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by JER View Post
          My thoughts: Keep the JC name.

          Show Name Syndrome is one of the main reasons why it's difficult to track OTTBs in the sport-horse world and learn about pedigrees for TBs as sport horses.

          True...good point. No Halo is a cute name too. Not as bad as most of mine. My latest OTTB I've kept his JC name...even though it isn't fantastic. Just seeing if the old wives tale is true and maybe I'll have better luck if I don't change his name
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

          Comment


          • #6
            LOVE LOVE LOVE his pedigree! He is bred similarly to my former Advanced horse Northlight (JC Diamondham) http://www.pedigreequery.com/diamondham

            And, I Absolutly adore the name "No Halo". I would keep it as his show name.

            Good Luck!

            Johanna
            "Animals can sometimes take us to a place that we cannot reach ourself"

            ** Support the classic Three Day Event! Ride a Long Format **

            Comment


            • #7
              Halo No............?

              I thought it was funny..........you know, like HAIL NO, but it may just be lame...............
              4..3..2..1...Have a nice ride!!!

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Originally posted by JER View Post
                My thoughts: Keep the JC name.

                Show Name Syndrome is one of the main reasons why it's difficult to track OTTBs in the sport-horse world and learn about pedigrees for TBs as sport horses.
                No Halo isnt a horrible name, but I really dont care for the connontation (sp?) and would prefer a more positive name.

                I see your point about OTTB, TB sporthorse tracking. And I would fully agree if I believed his breeders/former owners were breeding for sporthorses, not raceshorses. They for a racehorse, he was not a good one and now he is moving on to a new job. If they purposelly are picking the pedigree for a sporthorse than yea pay homage to the registered name.

                I have ridden TBs bred for sport and I would never change their name as it is hard for the breeder to keep up with their get. (ironically the last horses name was "First Lord" - guess we are in a religous phase ) However, I doubt, could be wrong, that his breeders bred with a sporthorse future in mind. Not to be argumentative, just a thought.
                \"A smart lady knows its ok to change her mind, a damn fool never does\"

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Originally posted by QHEventr View Post
                  LOVE LOVE LOVE his pedigree! He is bred similarly to my former Advanced horse Northlight (JC Diamondham) http://www.pedigreequery.com/diamondham

                  And, I Absolutly adore the name "No Halo". I would keep it as his show name.

                  Good Luck!

                  Johanna
                  Nice! is that you in the pic on pedigreequery?
                  \"A smart lady knows its ok to change her mind, a damn fool never does\"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    That is indeed me in that photo. That photo is actually from our very last Advanced HT at Poplar in 2004. He is now the most amazing pasture puff anyone could ever ask for!

                    Thanks for asking! I love talking about my boy as he is my pride and joy!

                    Johanna
                    "Animals can sometimes take us to a place that we cannot reach ourself"

                    ** Support the classic Three Day Event! Ride a Long Format **

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Keep1Belle View Post
                      No Halo isnt a horrible name, but I really dont care for the connontation (sp?) and would prefer a more positive name.

                      I see your point about OTTB, TB sporthorse tracking. And I would fully agree if I believed his breeders/former owners were breeding for sporthorses, not raceshorses. They for a racehorse, he was not a good one and now he is moving on to a new job. If they purposelly are picking the pedigree for a sporthorse than yea pay homage to the registered name.

                      I have ridden TBs bred for sport and I would never change their name as it is hard for the breeder to keep up with their get. (ironically the last horses name was "First Lord" - guess we are in a religous phase ) However, I doubt, could be wrong, that his breeders bred with a sporthorse future in mind. Not to be argumentative, just a thought.
                      Yes, but when you keep his JC name and he does well, I can look up his pedigree and look for similar horses OTT. So while it may not help the breeders it helps those shopping to give them a second job. This how easy it is for all of us to track Courageous Comet and his siblings. Of course we have some help because his bloodlines have been published, but sometimes I will look up a horse I see at a horse trial on JC because I suspect the horse might be a TB.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Gry - I agree 100%

                        The reason Diamond competed as Northlight is because when we got him off the track, I was 16 and couldn't stand the thought of competing him as "Diamondham". I laugh now, because Diamondham has become his nickname over the years. I call him that everyday around the barn, and it has really grown on me. If he had come into my life now, He might have stayed "Diamondham".

                        My newest guy is "Mariatom" which I really like! I'm surprised at how much I like it. I could think of 10 other names he could compete as, but I adore Mariatom even though noone pronounces it correctly.

                        I also go straight to Pedigreequery trying to get pedigrees on top event horses. It is a BIG help if they compete under their JC name. Remember also, Someone out there thought about that name, and cared enough about it to give it to them for whatever reason. You seem to have lucked out with the name No Halo, as it is quite good compared to some!

                        Johanna
                        "Animals can sometimes take us to a place that we cannot reach ourself"

                        ** Support the classic Three Day Event! Ride a Long Format **

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I'll second (thrid or forth) PLEASE keep his jockey club name! His pedigree is absolutely outstanding for sport--it is one that I checked out a few months ago. (Did you know that Hay Patcher was also the dam of Broad Brush!!! This is truly one of the top pedigrees for sport I've seen come off the track.)

                          For guys so well bred to get lost in the system with a random name is just heart breaking to those of us that try to pay attention to these things. I've pulled several off the track and one of the great things about keeping their name is that the CANTER folks/and others who volunteer so much heart and effort are actually able to recognize these guys when they are successful in second careers, but only if they keep their names. I can't give a bunch of money to support their work, but I sure like being able to give them the encouragement, but they wouldn't get if I changed the names.

                          When trackable OTTBs do well in sport it only helps all those other horses on the track get new jobs. With the WB snobbery today it's getting tougher.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            subk, QHEventer and Gry2Yng said it very well.

                            A 'show name' is something of a disservice to a TB with a heritage and a history.

                            Keeping the name is a simple act you can do to help the cause of OTTBs. You can even go a little further, like QHEventer and post a pic of your horse in his new career on Pedigree Query.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Congratulations!

                              ...on your new horse. He looks like a cool guy. I have a Hay Halo baby too (a 13 year old baby), barn name also is "Halo". You can pair about anything you like with it. I kept the JC name for my boy because it is fine and I am not very creative.

                              However I would pick something that has meaning for you, a place, a concept, or something that reflects his personality, etc... Let us know how it goes!
                              When I pull on my boots, I know who I am

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Give credit where credit is due...............keep the JC name

                                love it!
                                Susan
                                http://community.webshots.com/user/ss3777
                                www.longformatclub.com

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X