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  • Another Show Name Thread

    Long time lurker, never poster! Last July I got a 2003 OTTB and since show season is almost upon us I am desperate for a show name! I am turning to you creative folks for help. Here's some of the more interesting info on him.

    Barn Name: Atlas - I wanted him to have a strong name that couldn't be made cute with an -ie ending.
    Dark Bay, 16.2, 3 white ankles with black spots and a few white hairs on his face
    Race name: Wild Moonglow
    Birthdate: April 1

    He was raced 17 times and it didn't work out. Then he was sold to work on the rodeo circuit in Oklahoma. Needless to say that didn't work out either - this guy ain't a cow pony. He was starved for a year since he wasn't "useful" and then was bought out of the kill pen by a horse trader who "saw something in his eye." I tried him out once in Oklahoma and hauled him to Chicago. Needless to say he is now schooling 2'6" and has auto lead changes. I think he has found his calling! We are palnning on doing the local circuit and small B-rated shows. I'm an adult so I'm not looking for anything too cutsie but tongue in cheek works for me. He has a lot of attitude and is not a snuggly kind of guy whatsoever - I think due to mishandling in his past.

    The names I have thought of so far are:
    Road Trip (not sure I like the word "trip" in a hunter name!)
    On the Road Again
    Ain't My First Rodeo
    Suburban Cowboy

    Any and all suggestions are welcome- thank you in advance!

  • #2
    Personally, I like just Atlas. One-word names are cool, and it's a nice, strong name for a stand-alone kinda guy.

    ETA: Did you know you can see all the charts of his races here?
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    • Original Poster

      Thanks Sing Mia- he certainly needed a strong name when I got him. The horse dealer was calling him "Biscuit" which just didn't work for me! Poor guy had never had a treat in his 6 years - didn't know what a carrot was let alone the creature comforts of a well-kept horse. That's a cool site with race records - thanks for posting it!


      • #4
        All of my horses have wound up with one-word show names so I give a big thumbs up for both Atlas and Chauffeur.
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        • Original Poster

          klmck63 - thanks. The mare I shareboarded forever has a one word show name and they can be classy if you come up with the right one. Chauffeur works for me since I am a former French teacher - plus I would hope the announcers could pronounce it...


          • #6
            Since his name is Atlas, I literally thought of that. You could do McNally haha. Or yea, Atlas is a cool show name too! Another thing I thought of was At Last... I think because it goes with his barn name. Again going along with the "Atlas" theme, Navigator, Magellan, etc. I tend to like one word show names too. Good luck!


            • #7
              I like Moonglow or Twilight.
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              • Original Poster

                Who and Chemteach - thanks for the reply. I have never had a horse that needed a show name before. It is a big responsibiliy!


                • #9
                  I actually really like Atlas. I think show names can get too complicated sometimes.

                  The first thing I thought of was Atlas Shrugged. That completely depends on if you're an Ayn Rand fan or not though.


                  • #10
                    My fave on your list is Chauffeur.

                    I like Road Trip, but I'm with you on using 'trip' in a hunter name.

                    Along the road trip lines, how about 'Route 66'? I've always liked that song and route 66 goes through Oklahoma City to Chicago. :-)

                    A couple of others:

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                    • Original Poster

                      Tegan - I don't know Atlas Shrugged so I am off to Google!

                      snaffle - great ones! Route 66 is clever and appropriate and unique.

                      Thanks everyone. All others warmly welcome!


                      • #12
                        i really like Atlas!

                        Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chemteach View Post
                          I like Moonglow or Twilight.
                          Oh, please, not Twilight. I love the books, but that name is totally overdone.
                          Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                          • #14
                            Love Route 66 !