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Skippy! 03-24-2009 04:35 PM

Your Barn's Name
 
Hey guys!

I've always been curious about this.. but to all the people on the board that own their own Equine Business (Sales, Riding Instruction, Massage, Boarding, Training, etc) How did you come up with your business name?

My facility is called Blackthorn Stables. When i was 10 and still playing with Breyers, me and my friend made our own little "stables" I forget what she called hers, but I was playing a computer game called BlackSTONE Chronicals... and i thought how cool Blackthorn would sound... so i paired it with "Stables" because it sounded best out of everything (Blackthorn Farm, Blackthorn Ranch, Blackthorn Barn, Blackthorn Livery, etc)

How did you come up with the suffix as well? (Farm, Barn, Stables, Livery, Ranch) Was it based on the property your business was on? Or did you just do what i did and pick what sounded best?

What are your Barn Colors and Why? Mine is Black with Red Trim and White Piping. It was going to be Black with Blue Trim and White Piping because i loved Backstreet Boys growing up, and one of their Albums was called "Black and Blue" But Red is m favorite color so i tweaked it. I feel less silly now, lol =)

Do you have a logo? If so... did you design it yourself? What was the inspiration behind it?

Mine is a Horse Jumping (at liberty) over a cresent moon. Again, when i was young, i was thinking about my silly little Breyer farm.. and I LOVED the look of a horse jumping at liberty.. such a wonderful elegant form! And.. i loved Cresent Moons because... i am ashamed to say, but I was really into Sailor Moon, a Japanese Cartoon, LOL! So, i paired the Jumping Horse with the Cresent Moon and Viola!

Since i've moved to South Carolina people think the Moon is from the SC flag.. LOL im more creative than that!

Here's my logo.. feel free to share yours! I designed it myself! Being Artsy and doodling all the time finally paid off! (it looks much better in person, and on a lighter backing.

http://www.blackthornstables.com/btslogo.JPG

I look forward to seeing your responses!

its amazing how a silly childhood fantasy can become a reality!

xx chico 03-24-2009 04:41 PM

My parents and I just recently started a horse barn. The name is Hurricane Farms.

We called it that because the wind out here gets SO BAD! It almost killed our barn lol.
Currently though, we have no logo. My parents want me to come up with the logo, but I just haven't had any real good ideas yet, or if I think of one it's just waayyy to complicated.

Oh and by the way, I used to looooovvveee sailor moon too. I still call my cousin meatball head when she wears pig tails lol.

Skippy! 03-24-2009 04:44 PM

LOL! I love the inspiration for your barn name! Thats too funny!!

My love for Sailor Moon peaked with the Black Moon Family. Thats when I REALLY got the love for the cresent moon. I designed a few animal characters with that mark on their forehead. I would have had my logo be the upside down moon, but it would have looked bad =) So i went for the caddy-corner moon. Anywhoo... I LOVED Prince Diamond <3 but then they knocked him off and thats when i quit Sailor Moon. LOL im into Inuyasha now :D I am such a kid at heart!

xx chico 03-24-2009 05:13 PM

Yeah the wind actually took a chunk of the roof off the corner of the the barn off, and threw it right outside my ponies window, I went out the next morning and just RAN to his stall. I thought he was going to be freaking out and all scared, but he was passed out flat on the floor, I thought he was gone for sure lol. (from being so scared lol)

It must have made a huge noise, since we have a old cow barn with this massive hayloft, and it's got a tin roof too. My pony doesn't deal with flying objects very well lol.

As for sailor moon, I don't remember that much of it. I was probably about 4 or 5 when it was on all the time, I still have a couple movies that they made though lol.

wanderlust 03-24-2009 05:32 PM

It isn't my place..but where I ride is called Sweet Hills riding center. It is located in West Hills park, where it derives its name from.

GSJCCrider 03-24-2009 06:17 PM

My stable is called: Waterbrooke stables. Sadly i do not have a website; i do not have the time to make one.

kershkova 03-25-2009 04:43 PM

i board at my horse trainers barn its called Gravity Stables.

dcurc 03-28-2009 09:55 PM

We are just starting a small boarding barn and have not come up with a name yet. We are thinking of triple nickle (farm, stable, ranch?) - we live on Rt. 555. I know it is not very original. Anyone have any good ideas?
Hey Skippy - I really love your logo and name!! Maybe you could help me come up with a good idea.

Skippy! 03-29-2009 12:06 AM

Thanks Dcurc! =)

You know, i didn't get it at first, but thats a very clever name! Triple Nickle because you live on a road with 3 5's in it, LOL! As far as the suffix goes (Farm, Stable, Ranch, etc) this is how I personally interpret it. Again, this is by no means the official definition for these terms! =)

Farm: Lots of grass! The Grass and the Pastures tend to overwhelm the Barn and Arenas on the property or alternatively there is a variety of livestock other than horses included on the property.

Stable: The Barn is the main focal point of the property, and the eye is immediately drawn to it upon entry to the facility, or the facility size is small, meaning the Stable is the most easily noticable thing.

Ranch: There is more sand/dirt then grass or the "livestock" (not horses) are the main focal point of the property.

As far as Blackthorn Stables goes, I always pictured it with the barn being the focal point of the property so i kind of got lucky, lol! I picked it because i liked the sound of it the best =)

What sort of dicipline or breed do you specialize in? That could have everything to do with your logo design =) It can even just be based off of a breed that you like, ya don't have to own it ;) I don't do any jumping at all at my facility even though my logo is a Jumping horse, lol! I really wanted a Dressage horse as my logo, but i couldn't find a way to make it work with the moon. It just looked like an image ontop of the moon =/

Welcome to the message board, by the way!! =)

starlinestables 03-31-2009 11:29 PM

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As the screen name says.. my facility is called "Starline Stables".

Back in highschool a friend of my was wearing a band shirt called "Brand New" and it had kind of a whisky style too it with these horse heads on it. It didn't have a mane and it had a star for the eyeball and I thought it would make a cool tatoo so I got them tatooed on my hip bones with a few modifications.

When I was in college as an Equine Science major we had to design a facility down to the nuts and bolts and I knew that I wanted my tats to be the logo.

Since I'm in Texas.. the "Lone Star State" I thought about that and also my mare has very popular bloodlines so Starline... I started out as a dressage rider and alot of dressage facilities are called "Centerline" or something like that so I wanted something to reflect that. I picked "Stables" because it has a nice ring to it. Also.. no one else is named Starline Stables! ther is Stargate, Star Haven, ect... but no Starline!

Here is the new sign I just ordered.... for pictures of the place visit www.starlinestables.com


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