You just come up with whatever you want and make sure it's on the Coggins paperwork. Even if you're not showing you can still have a "show name". For those with registered horses, the show name is usually the registered name. However, the show goes by what's on the Coggins and registry papers if both are together, but if you only have a Coggins that is what they go by. For example, on my horse's Coggins is his barn name, even though he is registered, because I don't show and the events I go to don't track points or anything.
Assuming you're in the US of course. No idea what it's like elsewhere! Posted via Mobile Device
Perfect example is my boy. Grade Percheron/paint cross. He was named Charlie by my old BO (who I bought him from). I hated the name, so I changed it. Since his blaze is in the exact shape of South America, I named him Buenos Aires (like the capitol of Argentina), which will be our show name. We call him Aires, though (pronounced like Aries, the Greek god of war).
Your show name can be whatever you want. It can be related to his barn name or something completely off the wall. Have fun with it. Posted via Mobile Device