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post #1 of 9 Old 05-23-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Is this part of a specific line or just a 'fad'?

I wasn't sure where to post it, but I figure someone who hangs around here should know the answer.

So, I was thinking just now... I've noticed that a lot of quarter horses with specific coloring all have names with the word "Dun" in them, usually a play on the word.

Here's what I mean (I suck at explaining things):
DunWithDaddysDollars
Dun With Spice
Dun with a Vengeance
UndunsClassy Leaguer
Shes Undun in Red
Heza Undun Classic
etc.

(**These are all names of horses that belong to people at the barn where I take lessons. Also, please respect that. DO NOT try and steal these horses' names. kthnx**)

And I've seen names like these here on the forum. I was just wondering if these follow a specific bloodline or if it's just a common fad or something. Hopefully someone can tell me.

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Part fad, part "showing off" bloodlines.
For example, Hollywood Dun It was a champion sire that produced great babies, so naming a horse with "Dun" in it somewhere can hint to a person that it's related to Hollywood Dun It.
Just like a lot of "Lena" names trace back to the original famous Lena line.
Could be a color thing as well, plays on color/names are very popular.


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Part fad, part "showing off" bloodlines.
For example, Hollywood Dun It was a champion sire that produced great babies, so naming a horse with "Dun" in it somewhere can hint to a person that it's related to Hollywood Dun It.
Just like a lot of "Lena" names trace back to the original famous Lena line.
Could be a color thing as well, plays on color/names are very popular.

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Yep, JDI has it right. In QH lines I have noticed that it tends to be more bloodlines than colors although people do name their horses for colors sometimes. For example, Hollywood Gold (who just happens to be Hollywood Dun It's great-grandam) was a palomino mare out of Goldnugget, who was also a palomino mare. Peptoboonsmal is chesnut roan by Peppy San Badger and out of a Boon Bar mare. However, every time I look at him, I think of Pepto Bismal as much from his color as from his name cause he can look a little pink sometimes.

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haha. Nice, smrobs.

Thanks, guys. This was going to bother me until I figured it out. =)

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its like horses with zippo in the name. most of them go back to zippo pine bar

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-30-2009, 11:20 PM
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I had a registered quarter horse named Dun Touched The Bar. (Didn't name her) I can't remember her lines but she was like a model quarter horse. And she was a red dun.
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My one registered name that I chose "Step N Starstruck" . Her sire was SteppedInTheStraw and dam ALittleLocomotion. Dam goes to Skipa Star. And I was trying to go for something a little different and finally chose Step N Starstruck.

Some of the big breeding ranches hire people FULL TIME to pick names for the foals.


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post #9 of 9 Old 05-31-2009, 01:40 AM
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I think the "dun" line started with a dun-colored horse, and what named as such, and the name just kept sticking. Also, a lot of foals are given a name that combines the name of their sire and dam. I'm sure you know that, I just thought it was relevant.

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