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  • New horse needs a name**UPDATE**video added post #21

    I have a new horse that is... well... "different" looking. I happen to think he is adorable - and i love him... BUT the looks and comments i am getting from people have really surprised me! I was not prepared for how "color-biased" my fellow horsemen would be! It doesn't really bother me - this horse is going to be a superstar in the jumper ring - so i don't have to worry about Hunter or Equitation judges looking down their noses at us. I would like to come up with a good and fitting name that maybe says - "yes, i know that we are different!!". Although I also like his current name which is "Powhatan" and is after a Virginia Indian Tribe. If i keep that name - i need a nickname though. He is 1/2 Dutch Warmblood, 1/4 Oldenburg, 1/4 Appaloosa. My list so far:

    1.) Powhatan
    2.) Graffiti
    3.) Coyote Ugly
    4.) Pollock
    5.) Hipstamatic (after the app that makes pictures sepia-tone)

    Suggestions please!

    Here is a link to a picture:

    Last edited by jacksorbetter; Aug. 5, 2011, 11:06 AM. Reason: additional info
    Founding member of the GDI clique...

  • #2
    Appsolutely. !!!!


    • #3
      There's An App For That


      "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."


      • #4
        I think he's gorgeous!
        Maybe the Naysayers are jealous?

        I like all the names on your list!
        I'd have to close my eyes & point to pick one fave.

        That said, take a peek at DHs horse in my Profile Pic.
        Strawberry Way-roaned-out, 4 high whites and a bald-faced blaze.
        Not your average bay/gray/chestnut horse.

        Tom evented him - no color prejudice there.

        I showed him dressage & would get polite "What breed?" inquires.
        When I told them TWH, the eyes would glaze over....
        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


        • #5
          Snowed In
          Snowed Over
          Under Snow
          Ankle Deep
          Look It's Snowing

          Will have to think of more. I like him! Have a blast being the center of attention!
          "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


          • #6
            "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


            • #7
              Originally posted by InWhyCee Redux View Post
              There's An App For That

              I love it. Or I would go with Coyote Ugly as a subtle flipping of the bird to the color-biased. (What, they never saw a red roan before?)
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              • Original Poster

                Ooooh I like "There's an App for that"
                Founding member of the GDI clique...


                • #9
                  Hipstamatic is really cute and fun but would it get dated at all? I really don't know, just wondering, it's my favorite :-) I was thinking about how he wasn't the typical 'brick in the wall' sort of horse, then thought of Pink Floyd... Hehehe, he IS red roany after all :-)
                  Ahh, I love naming threads, but am reaching a mental block right now. Looking forward to reading the other suggestions, too!


                  • Original Poster

                    i like Pink Floyd! But isn't there a pony that Lillie Keenan rode with that name?
                    Founding member of the GDI clique...


                    • #11
                      I kind of like Powhatan with the nickname "Pow" (like the old comic book pow/bam/whap, he's got a punch of color ).

                      ETA: Yes, Lillie rode a roan pony named Pink Floyd. I believe the pony was at Devon this year with his current rider.


                      • #12
                        i like him, he looks like he has clouds on him. unfortunately i am useless with names :-/


                        • #13
                          TENNIS SHOES ~

                          He is wonderful ~~

                          "Tennis Shoes"
                          Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                          • #14
                            How about "My Horse Is Smarter Than Yours"? My dear departed App would approve.

                            I like Hipstamatic, too -- don't get it, but I like it.
                            "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."


                            • #15
                              I live near Powhatan, VA. I have to warn you, a lot of people can't pronounce it properly-- Pow-ah-TAN-- I've heard it pronounced "Pow-HAT-tan", "PO-wah-tan", etc. It also is difficult for people to spell.

                              You could use one of the other "local" Indian names-- Monacan is one (barn name Monte?).

                              I like Hipstamatic, too.


                              • #16
                                I concur. Pick a name that the ring guys can pronounce. They usually slaughter anything unusual. I would go with "There is an App for That"-- or just "App for That"--especially for the jumper ring. If you were going to do something more "subjective" like dressage or the hunters I would call him Application.


                                • #17
                                  Applied Art
                                  What's Appenin'
                                  "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                                  • #18
                                    I like Hipstamatic

                                    For a loud colored jumper I always wanted to use the name "Exclamation" as well.


                                    • #19
                                      "my matisse" or "matisse" known for his use of color.


                                      • #20
                                        I like Powhatan.