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Should you rename a horse or not?

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    04-19-2008, 11:01 AM
  #21
Foal
I don't know, if the horse is very young (under 1 year), I think you can. But a name belongs to the horse, I think it's only weird for yourself to change it. And I think it's also not good for your horse.
     
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    04-19-2008, 11:59 AM
  #22
Started
A lot of our horses had their names changed by us because they came with HORRID names...

My girl was origionally called 'Beamer' (major ugh!)... Changed it to 'Gypsie' and it fits her MUCH better!

Our oldest mare was origionally named 'Booger' (because she was a little spookish)... we changed it to 'Buttercup' and it fits her better too.

Our youngest mare's name was origionally 'Ginger'... when my cousin bought her, she changed her name to 'Precious Angel' (she's a little odd)... when we traded for her, we changed her name back to 'Ginger' (now we call her wither 'Ging-Ging' when we're happy with her or 'B****' when she makes us mad)...

And our little yearling filly's name was origionally 'Sweat Pea' (yuck!)... when we got her, I renamed her 'Trouble' and my uncle renamed her 'Nugget'... she responds to both names now. Lol.
     
    04-20-2008, 02:12 PM
  #23
Showing
I don't believe in bad or good luck. What is meant to be will be, it's not a name that will change that. I have changed the names of some of my horses. Most over the recent years I have bought from breeders and have gotten the option of choosing the names.

If you don't like the name, there is no reason to keep it. Have fun with it!
     
    04-22-2008, 10:59 PM
  #24
Trained
I have also heard that it's back luck to change, but I have done it.
I had a QH gelding that bought as Laddie, and changed his name to Skeeter.
My Arabian stud's reg'd name was Kholt 45 which I changed to Khemo's Khanadian when I transfered his American paper's to Canadian.

I think the only time that I personally wouldn't change a horse's name is if they knew it, and would acknowledge you when called.
I think that's sort of like changing a 10 year old kid's name and expecting them to listen good without getting some sort of complex.

But I suppose it all depends on your personal preference.
     
    04-25-2008, 07:37 PM
  #25
Foal
A lot of people say that a horse knows its name, so changing it wouldn't be very smart because then the horse wouldn't know what you were talking about when you scream some other name at it.

However, I learned this from my dog. Most of the time when you call a horse, or any animal for that matter, by a name. You say it in a "certain voice"
My dogs name is thorn.
Sometimes i'll call him puppy
Or poopy dog. Haha other cutsie names like that.
And he responds to all of them very easily. He recognizes my voice calling for him. Dogs are smart, and I know that horses are just as smart to understand that when you're calling them, they'll understand.
     
    04-25-2008, 10:31 PM
  #26
Showing
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Originally Posted by notorious_
A lot of people say that a horse knows its name, so changing it wouldn't be very smart because then the horse wouldn't know what you were talking about when you scream some other name at it.

However, I learned this from my dog. Most of the time when you call a horse, or any animal for that matter, by a name. You say it in a "certain voice"
My dogs name is thorn.
Sometimes i'll call him puppy
Or poopy dog. Haha other cutsie names like that.
And he responds to all of them very easily. He recognizes my voice calling for him. Dogs are smart, and I know that horses are just as smart to understand that when you're calling them, they'll understand.
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