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I have a 10yo thoroughbred/QH gelding I got him about 6 months ago, he was a rescue. His name is "Trent" but I never liked that name. I was thinking of naming him "Torrent" or "Trident" because it's similar. I have heard that it is bad luck to rename your horse, but I don't even think he had a name before the lady before me had him. :)
 

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Well, if you're superstitious, then I wouldn't do it. If you're not, then go right ahead! My mare's original name was 'Virginia' but the people I got her from had renamed her to 'Jenna', as they felt Virginia was too stuffy for such a hyper girl. I think the name change brought her good luck, because they sold her to me 8 months later, and I've had her for 6 years and can't imagine a better horse for me!
 

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not sure of the luck thing but I have renamed 3 out of 4 horses I have had. The only one I got rid of has her original name. LOL. I do keep the original name like Sassy became Twilight Sassy's Dancer and I call her Twilight. So I guess it's up to you. You could just give him the unofficial name of Trenton's Trident and call him Trident.
 

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I don't think it is any worse than renaming a dog (which we have done before, we had a dog come with the name Bubba, who became Sparky. My Sheltie came with the name Alan, and is now Frodo).

My mom's horse (who has since been put down), had the registered name Romeo Bar Love, called Romeo in one home, Moe in another, and finally renamed Malcolm (after a character from Firefly) when she got him.
 

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My BO has a horse who had a really rough past, so she renamed him to open up for a whole new life, a better one. He used to be "Lats" (same as "Dollar" in English), and now he is "Naudins" ("Coin" or "Money"). As everything has gone only uphill for this horse, I don't really believe it is bad luck to rename a horse. :)

And a horse who belongs to a friend used to be Raritet, but his name was changed to Radi, and he's been only happier and calmer since he's with my friend.

I have also renamed my cats I got from rescue - Dana became Arthemis, Blacky became Ayeed and Greeneyes became Nimue, and also my dog, Dwarf (he was the smallest puppy of the litter and the owner believed he'd turn out unhealthy and smallish, wich didn't turn out to be true - he was beautiful and healthy all his life :) ) - well, he became Haiko. And all for the best of their luck.
 

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not sure of the luck thing but I have renamed 3 out of 4 horses I have had. The only one I got rid of has her original name. LOL. I do keep the original name like Sassy became Twilight Sassy's Dancer and I call her Twilight. So I guess it's up to you. You could just give him the unofficial name of Trenton's Trident and call him Trident.
I do like the name Trenton's Trident :D
 

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I hate both my horses names, but they came with them and both were over 10 when i got them. If I called them their names and they looked, i figured i couldn't change it. I dont base it on luck, it was just something they already knew.
 

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Unless you're superstitious, I would personally change a horse's name if I didn't like it. Your horse, your name.
 

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years ago we had a horse come in to be started under saddle and lets just say his people skills were questionable. He had no name at the time so we call him Mr Soul, R and that's what we had on the whiteboard. Owners ended up calling him Tantaboo. I think I like Soul better as a name
 

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I changed my horse's name without hesitation. It was Tena. She is a grey flea bitten QH. I named her Greycie and she has always responded to it. I don't think she liked the name Tena either! LOL

I also had a mare when I was in highschool (many years ago) that my dad bought for me. She was a morgan/QH cross and wasn't registered. He didn't remember what they had called her, so I named her Perfection. She also did just fine with her new name.
 

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I've always heard when a foal is born their mother tells them about what life will be like without her. She explains to the foal to hope for the best owners and a forever home, and that along the way they will also receive many names.

My Oliver came to me as an Apache. There are WAAAY too many Apache paint horses. He deserved something more "him". We discussed it, and we both settled on Ollie. :)
 

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I hate both my horses names, but they came with them and both were over 10 when i got them. If I called them their names and they looked, i figured i couldn't change it. I dont base it on luck, it was just something they already knew.
Yeah I'm with you on that. I've had horses with terrible names, Tina, Girlie, Flash, the only one I liked was Sam.
I'm not superstitious or anything but I never felt you could change a name. That's just me though.

I've got a horse on loan right now. His name is Softee. I mean please for a guy's horse. Almost as bad as Girlie was lol.
 

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In Walka's case it was a kindness to change his name. He came home with me when he was 2, and for the first 2 years of his life I couldn't bring myself to call him what his owners named him. So, just before he came home with me and his mother, I asked the owners what they would have called him other than THAT name. They said," I'd Walkamile". So, Walka it was! He had no issues relearning his name.
 

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In Walka's case it was a kindness to change his name. He came home with me when he was 2, and for the first 2 years of his life I couldn't bring myself to call him what his owners named him. So, just before he came home with me and his mother, I asked the owners what they would have called him other than THAT name. They said," I'd Walkamile". So, Walka it was! He had no issues relearning his name.
Oh Sounds like it was a pretty bad name!
 

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Very well, but it's not very dignified. It was.......BOOGER! :shock: Never could bring myself to say it, so I called him Baby the first 2 years he was there.
 
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I changed my horses names when I got them "Jordan" became November Rayne (he didn't come to his old name anyway) "Ringo" became Rogue and he came to it right away I guess because it sounded close to his old name. My new horse Dakota Joe (there are soooo many horses named dakota around here) comes to Daks when I call him from across the field and when we are together and I am talking to him I call him Little foot.
 

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My horses don't know their names.
All they know is...
Gate rattle
Bucket thump
"come on!!!"
"quit!"
"hey!"
"whoa boy"
And a few explicatives...
Change it if you want!
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Walkamile.....no wonder!!! There is just no way I could call my horse that. Besides the fact it sounds gross, but all I can see in my mind is the guy off "Revenge of the Nerds."
 
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