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post #11 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:07 PM
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I've changed two of my horses name.

Runner became Bandit and Poco became Diesel. They both responded to their new names fairly quickly.
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post #12 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:09 PM
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I have changed 2 out of 4 of my horse's names.
Highland Dancer's stable name was Buttercup. That didn't last, she just became "Dancer."
Cinzano stayed Cinzano, even though I desperately wanted to change it. I tried to change it to Colby but it didn't stick.
My Style's name was "Champagne." No way in hell was I calling her that, so Rich named her "Maia."
Dupes Delight came without a name. He was "big red gelding" when I bought him, so I named him Denny.
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post #13 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:24 PM
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Wow, I've changed tons of names.

Max became Kita
Connie became Bonnie (Don't like Bonnie either, but she knows her name really well)
Shakespear became Koots
Sugar became Remedy
Angle became Tana
Misty became Dee
Red became Boon
Gypsy became Mika
Buck became Dundee (only because he was actually a dun)

Can't think of anymore...
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post #14 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:43 PM
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If I change the name I try to make sure it sounds kind of like the old name. Piper's name was Amber but that is my husband's : / Or I'll change the name if the name doesn't fit the horse. I had a Cupid who wasn't very romantic looking so I changed it to Poncho because he was a blanket Appy.
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post #15 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:49 PM
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I had a Piper too! She didn't have a name when she came to live with us.
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post #16 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
You should never change a horses name...Unless you want to, then you should always change it.
LOL I like this! I usually only change it if the name is truly terrible in my opinion.
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post #17 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
You should never change a horses name...Unless you want to, then you should always change it.
right on the nail
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post #18 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 08:27 PM
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I usually don't change my horse's names. But I have changed a few...

"Drew" to "Demi"... Why? because my name is Drew. and Demi is cute :) her show name is still Nancy Drew though.

"Ezacawee" to "Babu's Charm"... why? uhm Ezacawee? no thanks. She's a My Babu granddaughter and she has Irish Castle in there. So... Babu's Charm!

"Robo" to "Sky"... why? because Robo meant Robin Boy. His show name was Sonny's Poco Robin but he had two blue eyes... like the Sky! He was my first horse :)

"Teddy" to "Reilly"... why? because he was no teddy bear... he was really mean. And he was living the life of reilly. He was a rescue and he definitely made a turnaround.

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post #19 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 08:47 PM
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The only time ive changed my horses name is if i got them and they had no name. I hated my mare Brandis name but i kept it cause she came when i called it and she was already 8yrs so why change now? I did change Dhoms name because it was just plain Tom and i thought it was boring and Dhom sounds just like Tom anyway to him...

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post #20 of 29 Old 11-13-2009, 11:20 PM
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I had a horse named Spike. I thought that was cute and didn't change it. I got a horse named Harley, and didn't change it simply because I couldn't think of anything better lol. But the mare I got a month ago... her name was Dreamy. Shes not dreamy looking by any means, so I named her Reba. And BOY! does she have that sassy attitude like Reba. Point being, change it if you want,I dont think he cares what you call him, so long as you feed and love him lol!(Or else he would be pretty upset with the name Spinach)

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