A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Every horse seems to have at least three names: the “real” one, the barn one, and that special one. What are some of your pony’s names?
Registered Name: Fancy Quincy – sounds like a country boy name to me!
Show Name: Phoenix Rising
Barn Name: Phoenix (he came with this barn name)
Special Names: Most common are P or Mr. P, sometimes pony since he’s my much smaller boy. I can’t even remember why but when I owned him the first time his nickname was Boosh. I used to yell Boosh in an obnoxious way and he would whinny back. For some reason when I got him back I just didn’t have the heart to use that nickname again.
Registered/Show Name: Gator Stampede
I do wish I had come up with a different name for showing, but too late now!
Barn Name: Stampede
Special Names: Stampy, Stamp, Stampidini, Stumpy (thank you autocorrect), Stump, and Mr. S. Sometimes also called special needs horse, special needs child, or fruit bat.
Fancy Quincy sounds much less western than Don’t Mess with Texas! They breed Tex to be western which he did oblige them but he is much more of a natural English horse.
But I do agree with the change to Phoenix Rising. It is much cooler!
I think Quincy is just a horrible name in general. I hear it in redneck tones in my head…
baby Phoenix is too cute!!!
I like to think my boys were the cutest babies ever. I do think P looks extra cute because of his white and his size comparison to the dog in the background. 🙂
Awww Baaaaaby P!
He was just so cute and little and furry!
I like “fruit bat.” I have known a few horses that name would fit …
Fruit cake + ding bat = fruit bat. Stampede is good at fruit bat behavior sometimes!
omg that is too funny!
Lol @ Fruit Bat!!!
Love baby P – so much chrome on such a steely tiny canvas *swoon* ☺
I know, he’s just so adorable. I would have squished him all the time if I had known him as a youngster!
lol how is Quincy more redneck than Gator Stampede?! …though, it is a pretty bad ass name. Fruit bat!!! I love it.
Maybe the Gator part is a little redneck sounding if you’ve been watching too much Discovery Channel, lol. Stampede definitely fits the beast for name. Quincy however doesn’t fit or have any chance of not sounding redneck. I can’t even say it normally!
I used to know a big red chestnut named Phoenix Rising! 🙂
I hope he’s just as cute and fun as mine!