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What have you always wanted to name a horse?

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  • What have you always wanted to name a horse?

    I'm definitely one of those people who'll hear something and say "Oh my god that'd be the BEST show name!"

    And I know everyone has those "I've always wanted to name a horse ______" thoughts, so what are yours?

    I've always wanted to get a small pony hunter, preferably a strawberry roan, and name it Sweet Home Alabama.

    And I've always wanted to name a horse Kodachrome. (Unless I'm going crazy and there already is a Kodachrome out there? I'm vaguely remembering that....hmm...)

    What about you?
    Originally posted by MistyPony
    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!

  • #2
    a big brown gelding with lots of white named Mississippi Mud

    a big grey gelding named The Historian

    I hear them all the time and I write them down...Im a dork!
    "to each his own..."


    • #3
      I keep a big long list too for fun.

      A really sweet horse named Puppy Love
      A jumper named Pop Quiz
      and....a horse named Significant Other
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      • #4
        How about...

        A jumper "Do you want fries with that" arse whipping I just gave you...

        My current mare is "Blue Moon" I wanted to name her "Blue Clear Sky" just didn't fit her.
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        • #5
          If I ever have a kid who is interested in riding, they WILL have a pony named Starfish.


          • #6
            A cute little Bay and White Pony named Mud Puppy
            A Big Chestnut Warmblood with a big blaze named Malibu and shown as Malibu's Most Wanted


            • #7
              There were so many hunters named Finesse when I was a teen that I always wanted to name one of my jumpers "Forget Finesse." I've come really close to using that name on a couple of the ones I've had since then, but I always chicken out in the end because obviously successfully riding in the big jumpers requires a lot of finesse and I'd hate to jinx myself!

              I almost named a TB I have now "Beer Goggles" because he was SOOOO oddly put together (think Frankenhorse) and scraggly looking when I got him. But he (strangely enough) looks so put together when he goes that it really wouldn't make much sense to anyone else. So I guess I'm still looking for a less-than-classic horse to use that name on.
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              • #8
                Al Capony

                Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by hipy View Post
                  Al Capony

                  I love that!

                  I want a big dark bay named "Jupiter".


                  • #10
                    I always wanted a paint or app that I could name "See Spot Trot".


                    • #11
                      I always wanted to name a big draft horse "Tank"
                      "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


                      • #12
                        I always wanted to name a massively classy Saddlebred or hunter "The Gallant." And I always wanted to name a Walking horse "Elastic Step." I had a tiny jumper pony that had a motto at the barn, that, if I'd ever got to show him would've made a perfect show name: "More Bounce to the Ounce."
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                        • #13
                          A big black gelding: Night Train
                          Ring the bells that still can ring
                          Forget your perfect offering
                          There is a crack in everything
                          That's how the light gets in.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by spmoonie View Post
                            I always wanted to name a big draft horse "Tank"
                            I knew of a draft cross named TRACTOR - he was precious!

                            I always had a list of names too - Avalon was one and Skibberdeen I wanted for an Irish Jumper/eventer - but somehow or another no horse I've ever owned matched my dream names.. maybe one day...

                            I love that Forget Finesse !Great for a jumper


                            • #15
                              Where is superpony123!? She'll give you her list of pony jumper names like Foxy Shazam!

                              American Woman
                              Hermoso Amor
                              Tamperen Ilta
                              Barbie Doll
                              Malibu Barbie (for a palomino/bucksin/dun)
                              Young Stunna'
                              Carolina Liar
                              The Officer
                              The Judge (this has been taken already but it's still a BAMF name)
                              Casino Royale
                              Vesper Love

                              and others that I can not think of at this moment.
                              Last edited by IsolaBella09; Aug. 31, 2008, 06:40 PM.


                              • #16
                                When I win the Lottery I will have an A Fine Romance baby named Happily Ever After.


                                • #17
                                  My friend, who is done growing and probably 5'5", wants to train ponies when she graduates, and she says when she turns them over to sell them, she's going to name them all after Pokemon! So if in 10-15 years you see a swarm of cute fancy ponies named after Pokemon, she will be responsible.


                                  • #18
                                    I've always thought about "hang time" or "high flyer"
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                                    • #19
                                      I have always wanted to see a big sleek expensive horse that kicked ass given a name like 'Fluffy', 'Mittens', or something along that line.

                                      However for a big black dark horse I also would want to call it 'Night Train'. Unfortunately Night Train is also the name of an extremely cheap fortified wine that is a big hit with people who drink it out of the bottle.
                                      A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
                                      Don't tell me 'It can't be done.'


                                      • #20
                                        My brother frequently says that if I ever got a gelding, I should name him "Chasin Bourne" due to my love of Matt Damon in the Bourne movies.