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A name for my swaybacked horse's blog

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  • A name for my swaybacked horse's blog

    I've finally decided to start a blog about my horse. As I've started showing him, I've discovered that lots of people are curious about him because of his swayback. See picture.

    Normally, catchy names just sorta come to me, but I'm completely stumped on this one. His barn name is Oreo, my trainer calls him OreoCookie, hence my name on here. His registered name is Kinsale's Concerto, which is just kinda awkward. I am focusing on Dressage with him, but we do cross train and other fun things like ride in the local parade. There's not much special about me - I'm your average lower level rider, a wife, a mother, and an artist. But my horse, well, he's fantastic and has already surpassed everyone's expectations.

    I'm afraid going cute and not putting a horse word in it will confuse people and I worry that putting Dressage in it will be off putting to people in other disciplines. I also can't decide whether to use his name. Then there's the whole tagline thing.

    So far, I've come up with:
    Oreo Does Dressage
    Cookies Do Dressage
    All Three Gaits
    From Crooked to Straight
    Forward, Straight, and Calm
    No More Steady (it's a running joke that EVERY judge says we're steady and my trainer wants us to jazz it up a bit)
    Your Average Oreo
    My Unlikely Dream Horse
    Baby Don't Got Back
    Oreo's Can't Jump

    My husband's contribution: Cookies and Milk

    Some of these are funny to me, but maybe not to everyone else. Thoughts? Ideas? Much appreciated!

  • #2
    Rolling on the swayback.


    • #3
      Sway Back When

      And A-sway We Go!

      The Horse and Hammock (we used to call swaybacked horses hammock seats, heh heh)

      and my favorite---
      you could say your horse has a sway with words


      • #4
        I vote for bits suggestion Swayback when. I also have a swayback. He's been a great horse!


        • #5
          ^ I think A Sway with Words is fantastic, bits! I also like Cookies and Milk for that downhome, let's-have-a-cozy-chat feel.
          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


          • #6
            I like A Sway with Words.


            • Original Poster

              Hmmmm, I kinda like A Sway with Words too....

              I had initially thought to use swayback in the title somehow, but had decided against it since he is so much more than that. But that's pretty catchy...

              Ahhhh, this is hard!


              • #8
                Regal Ramblings From Lord Osis


                • #9
                  How about something with "bow", since his name is Concerto?


                  • #10
                    Back to Front.
                    ... _. ._ .._. .._


                    • #11
                      Sways of our Lives.


                      • #12
                        Up Up and a SWAY


                        • #13
                          Lord of Lordosis
                          McDowell Racing Stables

                          Home Away From Home


                          • Original Poster

                            These are great, thank you! Very creative.

                            Now it's a matter of deciding, I think. That's really the hard part.


                            • #15
                              Sways of our Lives


                              • #16
                                50 Shades of Sway


                                • #17
                                  I agree, don't focus on the sway-back aspect. Bad vibes, mojo, or something...stay positive and unique. Oreo is a cute name for a dressage horse; a sweet black and white treat for the senses.

                                  Oreo's Arena
                                  Oreo's Barn Crumbs
                                  Musings of an Oreo Cookie


                                  • #18
                                    How about The Sway-back Machine... or am I the only one old enough to remember "The Way-Back" machine from Rocky & Bullwinkle?
                                    It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by Alice Norton View Post
                                      50 Shades of Sway

                                      Thanks again guys, these are all so creative!


                                      • #20
                                        Won't acknowledging the sway challenge some stereotypical ideas about swaybacked horses? I think it is a great thing to have as a part of the blog though not the only focus. Looking forward to reading!
                                        If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great