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post #1 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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changing his name

I've had Riley for a few months now and the hwhole time I've been tinkering with changing his name.
...is it bad luck to do so?any opinions on it?
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post #2 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 09:45 AM
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if you don't like his name you should change it !

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post #3 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 01:21 PM
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I've never heard of it being bad luck to change a horse's name. I wanted to change Abby's, but she knows it's her name and responds to it.

I agree with gypsy: Change it if you want. He's your horse.
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post #4 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 03:10 PM
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i've changed every horse's name that i've owned. It usually took awhile before I settled on a new name but they've all changed. Some just because I could not stand the first name or it just didn't fit the horse's personality. Nothing wrong with that!!
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post #5 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 04:51 PM
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I changed Gambit's name when I first go him, I say if you want to change it go for it.

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post #6 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 05:57 PM
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We change all of the horses' names that are owned by the summer camp I work at. I think one we got a couple years ago was named "Star". She came with a gelding with some other name. We named them Shasta and Fanta. We got a couple more this summer that we renamed Ringo and Rampage.
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post #7 of 18 Old 03-24-2011, 07:54 PM
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My farrier is Scotish and he has told me that it is very bad luck to change a horses name. I have went along with it.

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post #8 of 18 Old 03-25-2011, 01:28 AM
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Well, as a HUMAN who's changed her name (first, middle AND last-a few times), I've had good and bad luck but do not atone any of it to my name change!

Chiil's name was: Hershey before I got her.

A name isn't just what suits the horse - it's a name that suits the horse to his/her owner. Personally, I think it helps with bonding.

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-25-2011, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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I Think I'm just going to so it so now I'm hijacking my own thread foe name ideas LOL. He's bay with a white blaze,two white socks and black name and tail....I'm a big movie and videogame dork...if that helps lol
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post #10 of 18 Old 03-25-2011, 03:58 AM
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TECHY/TECHIE

JAXX

DAXTER

SONIC

YOSHI

(yeah, my video games are limited!)

RENEGADE

INDY (INDIANA JONES)

JONES (SAME - TBH, I LIKE THIS ONE BC OF ITS SIMPLICITY!)

GOOSE

MAVERICK

It would help to know YOUR fave movies/vid games, instead of my own! LOL

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