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My buckskin horse needs a show name! UPDATE, Post 35

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  • My buckskin horse needs a show name! UPDATE, Post 35

    UPDATE, almost a year later, on post 35!

    You know when things work out in a way that you were never expecting?

    Last summer my young OTTB gelding died unexpectedly and I have spent the past year catch riding various horses at my local barn. I helped a family buy a lovely Appendix Paint gelding for their teenage daughter - who promptly went to Mexico for a year-long exchange program.

    I spent the last six months working with her new horse and day-by-day falling more in love with him. He is nothing that I would have picked for myself - all of my horses have been 16.2+ bay TB geldings - and he just isn't... He isn't nuts, he isn't freakishly athletic, he isn't dramatic... and I love him.

    The family now wants to sell him to me, recognizing that he is my project and part of my journey. DH agreed.

    The horse is lovely - but his name sucks. His registered name is QT Danceman. We call him Danny. I know him by his barn name so I will keep that the same, but am looking for a new show name. Danny is 16hh, buckskin, and has a lightning bolt on his neck (we jokingly call him our Harry Potter horse).

    So... any show name ideas? The farthest we got was to go from Danceman to Footloose to Kevin Bacon to Six Degrees... which I think is really funny but totally doesn't make any sense to anyone but my Attention Deficit self.

    Please help!

    Day we tried him:

    You can see his only paint markings here:

    12 y/o riding him XC
    Last edited by costco_muffins; Jul. 11, 2012, 11:45 PM.

  • #2
    No name suggestions, but he's really nice looking!


    • #3
      He is ADORABLE, and I actually really like Six Degrees - it doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you!
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      • #4
        I've ALWAYS wanted a buckskin named Buck Naked. So that will be my suggestion
        Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
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        Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding


        • #5
          Sweet story. He is cute, and I am a huge fan of our American bred horses. Have fun with him! I often take the barn name, and try to think of a famous person having that as a first name and use their last name. Such as barn name "Elvis", show name "Costello". Or it would be fun to keep the "QT" part (sort of another private story -- "cutie"). Generally not a big fan of long names or names that are more like titles or names that are abstract relative to the horse. If he were my horse I might name him "QT Vee" for his neck marking.
          Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.


          • #6
            I don't often click on a link and then say "oh my!" out loud...I did for your boy! He's absolutely STUNNING!!!
            Goodluck with him!


            • #7
              Flashdance? He sure is cute!


              • #8
                I actually like Danceman.
                Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


                • #9
                  What a cute horse. I love buckskins. I always thought a good buckskin name would be Chips Ahoy because the colors kind of remind me of a cookie. Or, why don't we venture into the world of Harry Potter? Buckbeak, or even better, He Who Must Not Be Named.
                  "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio


                  • #10
                    I can see why you love him! He's adorable I'm not creative enough to think of new names I'm afraid, but I like Six Degrees. I have an appendix, and a running bred QH, both jumpers and I'm a big fan of horses with some stock horse blood in them!


                    • #11
                      Love "Six Degrees"!


                      • #12
                        I love Six Degrees as well, because the only one who has to like the name is YOU! (says the person who named a horse "Felonious Monk" )

                        If you wanted to do some cute names, you could work off the "Done/Dun" play on words, but again, I really like Six Degrees so I'm not even trying to think of new names.
                        Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DMK View Post

                          If you wanted to do some cute names, you could work off the "Done/Dun" play on words,

                          Or a step further in that direction, using his name "Dan" for "done/dun"...


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Donkerbruin View Post
                            Or, even better, He Who Must Not Be Named.
                            After two weeks of trying to think of something for my new one, I jokingly told my hubby I was going to call him that b/c I was so stumped! I did think of something better, though.

                            back on track, what about:
                            Happy Dance
                            Slow Dance/ Slow Dancing
                            Shall We Dance
                            Have This Dance
                            Modern Dance (b/c his colors are rather original)
                            "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"


                            • #15
                              I'd call him Buckingham.
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                              • #16
                                I like it!

                                Originally posted by dani0303 View Post
                                I've ALWAYS wanted a buckskin named Buck Naked. So that will be my suggestion
                                I rode a Buckskin/Cream Colored Pony in lessons when I was younger named "In the Buff." I always liked that name - slightly scandalous You could even use that one too!
                                "The Prince" aka Front Row
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Spud&Saf View Post
                                  I'd call him Buckingham.
                                  haha...that is my buckskin gelding's show name. H.R.H. Buckingham. And his barn name is "Ham" which totally fits him! Great minds!
                                  In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.


                                  • #18
                                    Wow! What a cool guy!

                                    Count me as another who actually likes Danceman, but Flashdance is great, too. He certainly is flashy!

                                    Perhaps I'm dating myself but the only other showing buckskin that comes quickly to mind was the hunter pony from the 90's.. Sandbunny.

                                    Sandman, perhaps? Dunno.. Flashdance has grown on me now. Do let us know what you choose!

                                    Good luck with him!


                                    • #19
                                      Is it fair for me to vote for "Six Degrees?"


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Aww, thanks guys! I just enjoy being with him... he totally won me over!

                                        I love the name Six Degrees, so I suppose I should stick with that

                                        LJ gets to meet him next week, so she can report back on if he is actually as nice as I claim!