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  • Rescue Horse - Show Names

    Are there any good show names that you all know of for rescue horses?

    I need a name suggestion, but I have no idea on the horse's breeding and I don't want to try and play off of his barn name (I don't really like it but I am keeping it).

    He is an unregistered TB that is bay with one white sock and a white crooked blaze on his face.

    I kinda want to keep with the rescue theme since that is how I came to know him.

    I had an idea - Take a Chance on Me - like the ABBA song. Is that too corny?
    "The Prince" aka Front Row
    Cavalier Manor

  • #2
    Isn't there a song "Rescue Me"?
    Moi Spasitel = My rescuer/savior in Russian.

    Good luck with your horse and the name quest.
    Horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
    ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.


    • #3
      I like Take a Chance on Me! Depending where you show the announcer may disagree, but I like it.

      The appy gelding my neighbor pulled at Camelot a few months ago was the last horse to find a home. His barn name is Gamble and his show name will be Last Man Standing.

      What about:
      Rags to Riches
      You Missed Out
      Chance it For Love
      A Hoof and a Prayer (can' you hear announcers saying "And first place goes to X on a hoof and a prayer?)
      Twist of Fate

      I'll stop now, but could do this all night
      Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
      RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
      RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
      RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5


      • #4
        Deuxième Chance (French) = Second Chance (English)
        The Horse's Handbook on Snorting: Humans like to be snorted on. Everywhere. It is your duty, as the family horse, to accommodate them.


        • #5
          I like Take a Chance better than Take a Chance on Me.

          Other possibilities you could go with something like

          New Beginning
          New Age
          Fresh Start
          Born Again
          Auventera Two:Some women would eat their own offspring if they had some dipping sauce.
          Serious Leigh: it sounds like her drama llama should be an old schoolmaster by now.


          • #6
            What about Redefined? Or Risen from the Ashes (as in a phoenix being reborn)


            • #7
              How about Tabula Rasa?

              It means "blank slate."


              • #8
                Take a Chance
                Do Over
                Worth A Shot Farm
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                • #9
                  Take a Chance (no "On Me", too long)
                  Taking Chances
                  New and Improved

                  A Hoof and a Prayer is a pretty well known pony... can't remember if it's a large or a medium..


                  • #10
                    De Nuevo-Spanish for "again" literal translation is "of new"
                    Ever After (Happily Ever After might be too long)
                    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

                    Phoenix Animal Rescue


                    • Original Poster

                      Good Ideas!!

                      I like these ideas!

                      Please keep them coming... I like the Tabula Rasa idea - hadn't thought of that one.

                      I am in agreement that Take a Chance on Me might be too long, BUT I also would like a name that the announcer can actually say

                      The only other thought I have for a naming idea would be a legal theme... I am a new lawyer here in the Commonwealth, so that theme might also be appropriate.

                      Anyway, thanks for all the help!
                      "The Prince" aka Front Row
                      Cavalier Manor


                      • #12
                        Exhibit A
                        Worth A Shot Farm
                        Finding the horse of your dreams, is always Worth A Shot!
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                        • #13
                          I like 'Do Over'.
                          Please, nothing with Lucky in it.
                          "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." -Douglas Adams


                          • #14
                            Chapter 2
                            For Keeps
                            De Novo (have the law + the new start theme here)


                            • #15
                              Ohoh! We have two rescued Tbs. Here are their registered names, barn names and show names.

                              Steppin' Not Deagon - "Bella" - Second Chances (my 1999 JC mare)
                              exclusivelynassau - "Charlie" - Top Shelf (hubby's 2000 JC gelding)

                              My friend's gelding's JC name is Becky's Angel (no lie! her name is NOT Becky, btw )
                              She calls him "Uno" and his show name is "One on One"

                              I like "Take a Chance." "Taking Chance" is the name of a movie about a solider, so I wouldn't name my horse that, but I'm a dork about stuff like that!

                              The good thing about Take a Chance for a show name is that you "could" change his barn name, if you wanted to.
                              Steppin Not Dragon "Bella"
                              Top Shelf "Charlie"
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                              • #16
                                Presidential Pardon
                                Double Jeapordy
                                Out on Bail

                                ...I need to stop with name threads, its becoming an addiction...
                                Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
                                RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
                                RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
                                RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5


                                • #17
                                  I was going to rename a rescue I got late last summer, Lost and Found if I ended up showing her. But now she is going on a breeding lease because apparently her pedigree is very nice for racehorse breeding!

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    I like it!

                                    Originally posted by alg0181 View Post
                                    Chapter 2
                                    For Keeps
                                    De Novo (have the law + the new start theme here)
                                    I really like De Novo!!! That definitely combines the two ideas!

                                    "The Prince" aka Front Row
                                    Cavalier Manor


                                    • #19
                                      Please Believe Me, Believe, Mahalo (it means Thank You in Hawaiian), Habius Corpus, First Appeal, Just Reward,


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Revival of the naming Thread

                                        What about "Rescue Me"?

                                        I really like De Novo, but I have my doubts about people pronouncing it correctly. Also, I have mentioned the name to other in passing and very few actually get the reference. It is kinda lost on a lot of people...

                                        I liked some of the others too, but I wanted to see if there were any new ideas!

                                        - He is a bay TB and is a rescue horse
                                        - I am an attorney
                                        - My husband is in law enforcement so that could be okay too
                                        - I have another horse (Front Row), so we could go off that as well

                                        "The Prince" aka Front Row
                                        Cavalier Manor