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post #11 of 18 Old 07-26-2017, 10:05 PM
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I've never renamed a horse but I give them all nick-names at some point.

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post #12 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 09:50 AM
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Yes, that's fine! :) They will learn their new name. Aww he is beautiful. That sounds like a cool name too.
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 10:47 AM
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Your horse. Do what you want!

I changed the registered name on my younger horse because it was just plain awful......

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post #14 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 10:47 AM
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Personally, I'm not fond of renaming. Just me.
I hope that horse is not the one who damaged that gate in the photo!
Horses are herd animals who do better with a friend. Looks like he is with others right now so he may be upset at being alone. Just a word of warning in case he spends his time calling for his friends.
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He will learn his new name. It's fine. They respond more to the tone of voice, anyways.
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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I hope that horse is not the one who damaged that gate in the photo!
Yeah, me too! I'll have to ask about that when we go back up there.

Horses are herd animals who do better with a friend. Looks like he is with others right now so he may be upset at being alone. Just a word of warning in case he spends his time calling for his friends.
Our neighbors have horses, so he'll have someone to talk to if he hollers loud enough. We'll also know where to find him if he ever gets out!

We do plan to get a second horse before long so that my daughter doesn't have to ride alone. I've never been fond of having just one of any species for a pet.
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 02:31 PM
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My rescue was named "Travis" but it didn't fit him. I renamed him to Tango and he definitely knows his name. My mare's registered name is String's Call. The people I bought her from called her Call-girl or Cow-girl. I call her Cally or Cow-Cow. And yes, she responds to them.

Although neither will necessarily come to me unless they think food or petting is in order (i.e., I'm not carrying a halter), each will turn toward me, ears forward when I call their names. Cally does not respond to Tango, nor does Tango respond when I call for Cally. If I want them both, it's, "Hey, Guys!"

Oh - I'll also say things like, "Move, Mare!" or, "Back up, Horse."
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-27-2017, 05:31 PM
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Oh, names ...

For my Appaloosa colt Dreams I also use Dreamsie, bud, son, Spotty Bottom, idiot, hey you, and spazzy. My Shire Thunder gets called kiddo (He's a yearling. A big yearling lol), bigfoot, moose, elephant, and shag rug or shaggy (a reference to his very long, thick winter coat). When calling both of them it's "Hey guys!" "Horsies!" "Oh, childrens!" or, usually, "Chillins!". lol It's a lot of names but somehow each one knows who I'm talking to. I've never had either one of them make a mistake .... though they are both love *****s and will attempt to steal my attention if it's not on them - Dreams will show off his repertoire of tricks, and Thunder will hang his big moose head over the gate and look cute.

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