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        06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I changed my horse's name without hesitation. It was Tena. She is a grey flea bitten QH. I named her Greycie and she has always responded to it. I don't think she liked the name Tena either! LOL

    I also had a mare when I was in highschool (many years ago) that my dad bought for me. She was a morgan/QH cross and wasn't registered. He didn't remember what they had called her, so I named her Perfection. She also did just fine with her new name.
         
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        06-06-2012, 06:18 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I've always heard when a foal is born their mother tells them about what life will be like without her. She explains to the foal to hope for the best owners and a forever home, and that along the way they will also receive many names.

    My Oliver came to me as an Apache. There are WAAAY too many Apache paint horses. He deserved something more "him". We discussed it, and we both settled on Ollie. :)
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        06-06-2012, 06:26 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
    I hate both my horses names, but they came with them and both were over 10 when I got them. If I called them their names and they looked, I figured I couldn't change it. I don't base it on luck, it was just something they already knew.
    Yeah I'm with you on that. I've had horses with terrible names, Tina, Girlie, Flash, the only one I liked was Sam.
    I'm not superstitious or anything but I never felt you could change a name. That's just me though.

    I've got a horse on loan right now. His name is Softee. I mean please for a guy's horse. Almost as bad as Girlie was lol.
         
        06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    In Walka's case it was a kindness to change his name. He came home with me when he was 2, and for the first 2 years of his life I couldn't bring myself to call him what his owners named him. So, just before he came home with me and his mother, I asked the owners what they would have called him other than THAT name. They said," I'd Walkamile". So, Walka it was! He had no issues relearning his name.
         
        06-06-2012, 06:56 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walkamile    
    In Walka's case it was a kindness to change his name. He came home with me when he was 2, and for the first 2 years of his life I couldn't bring myself to call him what his owners named him. So, just before he came home with me and his mother, I asked the owners what they would have called him other than THAT name. They said," I'd Walkamile". So, Walka it was! He had no issues relearning his name.
    Oh Sounds like it was a pretty bad name!
         
        06-06-2012, 07:03 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bobby Lee    
    Oh Sounds like it was a pretty bad name!
    I agree.....please share!!! Curiosity is killing me....AHHHHHHHH!!
         
        06-06-2012, 07:11 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Very well, but it's not very dignified. It was.......BOOGER! Never could bring myself to say it, so I called him Baby the first 2 years he was there.
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        06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I changed my horses names when I got them "Jordan" became November Rayne (he didn't come to his old name anyway) "Ringo" became Rogue and he came to it right away I guess because it sounded close to his old name. My new horse Dakota Joe (there are soooo many horses named dakota around here) comes to Daks when I call him from across the field and when we are together and I am talking to him I call him Little foot.
         
        06-06-2012, 07:50 PM
      #19
    Trained
    My horses don't know their names.
    All they know is...
    Gate rattle
    Bucket thump
    "come on!!!"
    "quit!"
    "hey!"
    "whoa boy"
    And a few explicatives...
    Change it if you want!
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        06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Walkamile.....no wonder!!! There is just no way I could call my horse that. Besides the fact it sounds gross, but all I can see in my mind is the guy off "Revenge of the Nerds."
         

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