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Fenika
06-24-2012, 05:32 AM
I finally got a horse and my bank account does tremble. He's a brat but fun and can really move. He's totally out of shape because his old owner was afraid of him and didn't have time or interest.

After I got him to his new home and he settled in, I took him to the arena and did some ground work and lunging before hoping on. We just did a little walk and trot but he went smoothly. His lateral work is a bit random atm, but he'll get it back fast.

So, less with the ramble, more with the photo:

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb408/fenika3/a157a6ea.jpg

So, I'm thinking a Latin or Greek or Mythological name maybe. Something that's elegant but won't go to his head. He already reared and lunged into a gate during a hissy fit today! And I don't mean he reared and then lunged. He was doing airs above the ground sans brains. Yeah.

And that is why his nickname is Skunk Head. :)

jallenecs
06-24-2012, 05:40 AM
I finally got a horse and my bank account does tremble. He's a brat but fun and can really move. He's totally out of shape because his old owner was afraid of him and didn't have time or interest.

After I got him to his new home and he settled in, I took him to the arena and did some ground work and lunging before hoping on. We just did a little walk and trot but he went smoothly. His lateral work is a bit random atm, but he'll get it back fast.

So, less with the ramble, more with the photo:


So, I'm thinking a Latin or Greek or Mythological name maybe. Something that's elegant but won't go to his head. He already reared and lunged into a gate during a hissy fit today! And I don't mean he reared and then lunged. He was doing airs above the ground sans brains. Yeah.

And that is why his nickname is Skunk Head. :)

Rambunctious and bad tempered? Name him Hercules. Herakles. Whatever.

AbielleRose
06-24-2012, 05:41 AM
I've always liked the name Xerxes for an animal.

He's quite a handsome horse, Fen!

SWest
06-24-2012, 05:42 AM
How wonderful! :)

Quam Mirus! :D

Kitty Pryde
06-24-2012, 05:43 AM
Pretty horse! :)

Perseus is quite a heroic name. Poseidon is nice too, he's sometimes a horse so it all works out.

Fenika
06-24-2012, 05:43 AM
He's mostly good and even tempered but he has his bratty moments. Life is too short for asshole horses. His main problem is he is mentally maturing at half the rate. Part of that is because he's 9 and was ridden regularly 3 times in his life, each time lasting 1-6 months, and two of those times were all me.

Yeahhhhh.

Williebee
06-24-2012, 05:44 AM
"hissy fit"?

How about Hissyphus?

All that white hair, first thing I thought of was Elric.

:)

Beautiful horse.

Fenika
06-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Thanks folks :). Thats twice now Posidon was suggested. How is XeRxes pronounced? I'm imagining a z-sound for x.

SWest
06-24-2012, 05:48 AM
...How is XeRxes pronounced? I'm imagining a z-sound for x.

Yes. It comes out a bit like Zerks'eez...

...'course, he was more the type to ride on people, not the other way 'round.

;)

heyjude
06-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Gorgeous! Congratulations! :)

Jessianodel
06-24-2012, 05:53 AM
What about one of the Mares of diomedes? They were wild, man-eating horses and one of hercules' tasks was to steal them.

They are (according to wikipedia):
Podagros (the fast), Lampon (the shining), Xanthos (the blond) and Deimos (the terrible)

Personally I'm a fan of Lampon.

Solanova
06-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Sleipnir has always been my favorite name for a horse. (but norse, not Greek Mythology.) If nothing else, Zephyros is always a cool name :)

lorna_w
06-24-2012, 05:58 AM
What a beauty. I'd take hair the color of that mane.

Jessianodel
06-24-2012, 05:59 AM
Oh yeah any of the greek winds too would be really good names. Boreas (north), Notus (south), Zephyrus (west), and Eurus (east).

AbielleRose
06-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Thanks folks :). Thats twice now Posidon was suggested. How is XeRxes pronounced? I'm imagining a z-sound for x.

Zerk- zeez :D He's most well known as the Persian ruler who waged war against Sparta (the battle of 300).

Brutal Mustang
06-24-2012, 06:02 AM
My first impression of him was, 'What a fox'. Vulpe?

buz
06-24-2012, 06:04 AM
Hm.

Ixion ("father" of centaurs, but a crazy ass who was brutally tortured)

Chiron (wise centaur dude)

Diomedes (possessed man-eating horses)

Putorius (Latin for "fetid odor", attributed to skunks)

Spilo (Greek for "spotted")

Chiaroscuro (Italian meaning "light-dark", used in art terminology to describe a certain type of high contrast modeling)

Apis (a Greek name describing a late Egyptian god worshipped solely in the form of an actual bull, who was said to have very particular black and white markings including white triangle on forehead :D)

Incitatus (Caligula's horse)

...A list of Greek "immortal horses", from http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Hippoi.html

LIST OF HIPPOI ATHANATIOI ABRAXAS An alternative name for one of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios.
AITHON (1) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiAreioi.html) One of the fire-breathing steeds of Ares. AITHON (2) An alternative name for one of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. AITHOPS One of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. ANEMOI, THE (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/Anemoi.html) The gods of the four winds, who in the guise of horses drew the chariot of Zeus. AREION (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HipposAreion.html) An immortal horse owned by Herakles and later the hero Adrastos. BALIOS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiBaliosXanthos.html) One of a pair of immortal horses gifted to the hero Peleus by the gods. The drove the chariot of his son Akhilleus in the Trojan War. BOREAS (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/AnemosBoreas.html) The god of the North-Wind who, in the shape of a horse, drew the chariot of Zeus. BRONTE One of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. EUOS One of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. EUROS (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/AnemosEuros.html) The god of the East-Wind who, in the shape of a horse, drew the chariot of Zeus. HARPAGOS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiDioskourioi.html) One of the immortal horses of the Dioskouroi twins. HIPPALEKTRYON (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Hippalektryon.html) A creature with the foreparts of a rooster and the rearparts of a horse. HIPPOKAMPOI (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Hippokampoi.html) Fish-tailed horses of the sea, four of which drew the chariot of Poseidon. KONABOS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiAreioi.html) One of the fire breathing steeds of Ares. KYLLAROS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiDioskourioi.html) One of the immortal horses of the Dioskouroi twins. LAMPOS One of the two immortal steeds of the dawn-goddess Eos. NOTOS (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/AnemosNotos.html) The god of the South-Wind who, in the shape of a horse, drew the chariot of Zeus. PEGASOS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HipposPegasos.html) A winged immortal horse born from the neck of Medousa. PEGASOI A breed of winged immortal horses. PHAETHON One of the two immortal steeds of the dawn-goddess Eos. PHLEGON An alternative name for one of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. PHLOGEUS (1) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiDioskourioi.html) One of the immortal horses of the Dioskouroi twins. PHLOGEUS (2) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiAreioi.html) One of the fire-breathing steeds of Ares. PHOBOS (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiAreioi.html) One of the fire-breathing steeds of Ares. PODARKES (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiErekhtheioi.html) One of a pair of immortal horses owned by Erekhtheus king of Athens. PYROIS An alternative name for one of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. SKYLLA One of the eight immortal horses which drew the chariot of Poseidon. STEROPE One of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. STHENIOS One of the eight horses of the sea-god Poseidon. THERBEEO An alternative name for one of the four immortal horses of the sun-god Helios. TROJAN HIPPOI, THE (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiTroiades.html) The twelve immortal horses owned by the Trojan Kings Erikhthonios and Laomedon. They were promised to Herakles as reward for rescuing princess Hesione from a sea-monster. XANTHOS (1) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiBaliosXanthos.html) One of a pair of immortal horses gifted to the hero Peleus by the gods. The drove the chariot of his son Akhilleus in the Trojan War. XANTHOS (2) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiDioskourioi.html) One of the immortal horses of the Dioskouroi twins. XANTHOS (3) (http://www.theoi.com/Ther/HippoiErekhtheioi.html) One of a pair of immortal horses owned by Erekhtheus king of Athens. ZEPHYROS (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/AnemosZephyros.html) The god of the West-Wind who, in the shape of a horse, drew the chariot of Zeus.



Or you go even go Assyrian or Akkadian or other ancienty...I always though it'd be fun to name an animal Ashurbanipal or Esarhaddon :P

Komnena
06-24-2012, 06:06 AM
Bucephalus after Alexander the Great's horse. Or Marengo after Napoleon's. Janus was the first quarter horse.

Ari Meermans
06-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Too many great names already. I just want to say he's beautiful!

CobraMisfit
06-24-2012, 06:11 AM
Wow! Gorgeous horse.

Names: Hermes? Eros? Theseus? Apollo? Oreo?

Or maybe Gene (as in Gene Kelly who was classy and handsom as well)?

But yeah, congrats!

bettielee
06-24-2012, 06:15 AM
oh, I like Bucephalus - but how 'bout we just call him GORGEOUS!! Wow. He has a fancy. :)

I saw a paint on facebook named Jigsaw. I like that ... but probably not what you are looking for, serial killer reference aside.

Or you could call him Lipizaner if he continues with the Haute ecole and Capriolet


oooh! Name him Capriolet!!!! :)

but serious congratulations.... oh he's loverly....

Solanova
06-24-2012, 06:21 AM
He looks like two horses my grandmother had. One was Named Jigsaw, and the other was Ghost. <3 Pinto colors.





I saw a paint on facebook named Jigsaw. I like that ... but probably not what you are looking for, serial killer reference aside.

I totally posted this RIGHT after you did lol. Jigsaw is a pretty common name for pinto horses i guess @_@

Fenika
06-24-2012, 06:24 AM
Oh my gosh, so many ideas. Keep em coming and thank you for the compliments. I am off to bed and will review these again tomorrow when I'm not exhausted :)

JoeEkaitis
06-24-2012, 06:28 AM
All that white hair, first thing I thought of was Elric.First thing I thought of was Pepe le Pew.

Kricket
06-24-2012, 06:43 AM
He is sooo beautiful! I am green with envy. :)

Xelebes
06-24-2012, 06:44 AM
Hengest (English mythology)

zanzjan
06-24-2012, 08:09 AM
So, less with the ramble, more with the photo

OMG! Beautiful!


Zerk- zeez :D He's most well known as the Persian ruler who waged war against Sparta (the battle of 300).

Explicated more fully here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsdwxdGa9c).


Hengest (English mythology)

Oooh, I like that! (Not that I disliked most of the earlier suggestions.)

10trackers
06-24-2012, 01:40 PM
I have no name suggestions, but holy crap is that a beautiful horse. :heart:

Good luck, Fenz!

Fenika
06-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Explicated more fully here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsdwxdGa9c).



Totally rick rolled!

And more thank yous folks. Reps coming tonight. I have to get some stuff done and then go see Skunk Head again. Maybe I'll read some names off with him and see if any stick.

Aside from the mythology et al theme, I've been looking at horses in literature and random stuff. I almost liked Ash but it didn't fit him somehow. Not at all elegant either.

Re-naming a critter is very hard!

WriterDude
06-24-2012, 03:47 PM
The wife has a workmate also looking to name their new horse. I checked the thread to see if it was the same horse.

She suggested sausage. But was dismissed. I'd call my horse sausage.

regdog
06-24-2012, 04:01 PM
He's adorable. He looks like an ice cream sandwich.

Silenus-tutor of Dionysus and man of the forest with the ears of a horse and sometimes also the tail and legs of a horse.

Dionysus-was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy

Ambrosia
06-24-2012, 04:51 PM
From: Behind the Name: Mythology Names (http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/mythology)


ALBERICH: Derived from the Germanic (http://www.behindthename.com/glossary/view/germanic_languages) elements (http://www.behindthename.com/glossary/view/name_element) alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology (http://www.behindthename.com/glossary/view/mythology). He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.

ENLIL: Derived from Sumerian en-lil "lord of the wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An and Ki.


That's all I have time to scan this morning, but good luck with your naming. From your picture, it appears he is quite intelligent under all that lack of training. Which will mean training him will be a challenge but at the end you will have a very fine horse indeed. I would name him not for what he is now, but for what he will become under your competent, gentle hands.

Fenika
06-24-2012, 05:06 PM
:heart:

bluntforcetrauma
06-24-2012, 11:06 PM
Zeus.

regdog
06-24-2012, 11:47 PM
Actually since he looks like an ice cream sandwich, why not name him Klondike?

Williebee
06-25-2012, 12:11 AM
And, by the way, Skunk Head, in Latin, is Mephitis Princeps (or mephitis caput)

How about Prince Mephitis?

Brutal Mustang
06-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Zeus.

No, not 'Zeus'! My sister's gangly little Arabian gelding is named that. :tongue

AbielleRose
06-25-2012, 12:31 AM
And, by the way, Skunk Head, in Latin, is Mephitis Princeps (or mephitis caput)

How about Prince Mephitis?

You have mad Latin skillz! :D

Fenika
06-25-2012, 12:33 AM
Urgh, stop the presses, I am having regrets. Not that I bought him, but that I bought a horse at all.

I can afford a horse but I'm trying to save for my future businesses. On top of that, boarding sucks and is stressful. I found him still in his stall this morning, locked up for about 18 hours. He was a saint and calm and I was able to work him and ride him in the arena, alone. It's not always going to be fun when you have a horse but I am so stressed out. All boarding stables have their quirks and I should probably just give it up.

Otoh, where does short term enjoyment outweigh long term goals? And on top of that, one of my long term goals is to teach riding. The more I ride, the better I can teach. But I don't want to be in over my head. I've owned 3 horses before and managed but I just feel lost atm.

:(

SWest
06-25-2012, 03:34 AM
:Hug2:

Does suck to have less control than you'd like in this type of situation. You might ask for some clarification about the stable's schedule and routine. And nothing says "I'm watching you" like being around and watching.

Enthusiasm can be followed by a low. Even *I* can be poopsied-out from time to time. Oh yes I can. :D

Regardless, it sounds as though you and Horsie are both being kind to each other, so I guess I'd vote you both keep talking things over. Prey animals are pretty smart about knowing when to run and when to huddle-up.
:)

Ambrosia
06-25-2012, 03:39 AM
:Hug2:

Fenika
06-25-2012, 05:20 AM
Thanks folks.

So, interesting note from today, but first some background- that hissy fit yesterday was just one of many as we were trying to trailer load. He wasnt afraid or upset, he just said hell no to going on the trailer. This is unusual for horses, as they normally have concerns, or if they are being stubborn you just have to establish some ground work and things start to work out until the horse finally loads.

Anyways, we finally got him on of course, and yesterday I realized the bridge in the arena (it just goes up, levels out, and down, over level ground for those not familiar) was a good trailer loading simulator and groundwork builder. Yesterday I had him go over it short ways a few times. He only tried to evade a little.

Today after our ride I decided he was going over it long ways, and going straight at that. The first attempt had him dodging to the off side- away from me. The second and third attempt had him shouldering into me and invading my space, nearly running me over. This is not a good thing when an animal weighs 10x more than you do. I gave him a little sass and thought about how to set him up better.

I led him in a half circle on a loose rein and arced back to the bridge at a determined walk. He did step on but then dodged to the far side. Okay, good. Stepping off a half foot is harder than just taking the ramp down, but he doesnt know that yet. We go again and he sneaks off again. I tweek it a bit, just changing my position and angle, and by the sixth or so loop he does it. Not bad, and little fuss involved. I give him a pat and we try again, with less use of the rein to 'catch' him from slipping off and more determination. He goes over it like a champ and I gave him a big pat and took him back to the barn.

He's not stupid.

Determination
06-25-2012, 05:50 AM
Cute horse :) I have a thoroughbred.

I know it's not mythical but when I look at your guy the name Fable comes to mind. Of course it's hard to name something when you don't know it's personality. I had enough trouble naming my kitten a few weeks ago!

Good luck with him. I'm sure he's going through an adjustment period, just like you are.

thothguard51
06-25-2012, 05:51 AM
Some horses need a pet/friend when they are being trailered to calm them down. They know they are being taken from familiar surroundings and don't want to go. A friend or pet helps to calm them sometimes. But it sounds like you are having success.

As to names, pick something that fits his personality. My Dusty had a registered name of Dustwoods Last Chance. But I just called him Dusty because he loved to roll in the dust to keep the bugs off him.

Skunk Head, at the age of nine, sounds like he is going to have some habits that will have to be broken since he has been riden very little. I say you are doing right in showing him who is the boss, but being very understanding of his needs to be shown. By the end of the summer, you are going to see a different horse if you continue.

My Dusty only came into the stables during the winter. The rest of the time he was field kept and I think because of this, he didn't like the confinement of the stables. He was alway glad to get out. I also think stable draw more insect and transmitalble deases because of the close confinement. Maybe something you want to consider.

Skunkhead is very beautiful...

ladybritches
06-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Wow. What a gorgeous horse. His personality sounds a lot like my horse, Argus, who just happens to be named after a monster in Greek mythology. Go figure. :)

bettielee
06-26-2012, 10:22 AM
If I ever get a horse (male) I'm going to name him Gildor - because that is the first Elf you meet in the flesh in Lord of the Rings.

However... I think my chances of ever having a horse are hovering somewhere between never and the 31st of February.

Sydneyd
06-26-2012, 10:54 AM
I like Venustus. I was going to suggest Princeps venustus (prince charming in latin) but it is a mouthful. And he sounds/looks like a venustus :D

Fenika
07-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Hello again. Well, no names are sticking. Maybe he needs something youthful, because I like many of these names, but they aren't him. Calling him SkunkHead is getting old. Help me fellow writers. Help.

On Thursday I rode bareback because my poorly fitting saddle will hurt his back if I keep riding in it. It went well and then the lesson group of two horses (that he'd never even met properly) finished, and the riders took their horses out. I expected him to be dumb but didn't expect a buck. Well, I guess he'd never had horses leave the arena without him in his 9 years of minimal riding. I gave him a kick and sent him on. That went well for two strides and I got a buck and a twist. That had me tilting a little but I recovered and a few kicks had him walking, then trotting. He did this itty bitty trot that wasn't quite two beat, so I coaxed him into a walk and we did some exercises until he stopped being a baby. When I got off he was being a baby again, so more exercises, including that bridge, and finally he was mentally with me so we went down.

Today there were no adventures. I rode bareback again, even though I had the new gullet on my adjustable wintec saddle, I figured why not. We did a bunch of walk poles after he was warmed up and some lateral work. When I did turn on the forehand and turn on the hindquarters, I realized the former was really lacking, so we worked on that off and on. He did well, even when a mare came in and he wanted to make her aquaintance.

Oh, and in the middle of our ride we walked over the narrow bridge and then trotted it a few times. He tried to dodge out but I kept him straight mostly with my legs :D Good boy. I can't wait until he is in shape.

regdog
07-01-2012, 11:03 PM
cheval-horse in french

Fenika
07-02-2012, 02:08 AM
Another pretty name :) I've considered koń, which is less pretty but Polish for horse. Wren, because ... Well, because. Many things. I even called him Eclipse a few times today and felt weird. 'Clip-sie fit him better but sounds too silly.

Nothing sticks. Why must he be so hard to rename?

Sydneyd
07-02-2012, 02:32 AM
How bout Jerry? :D

Fenika
07-02-2012, 02:48 AM
I already tried Bob ;)

SWest
07-02-2012, 02:52 AM
Joe. Always a good fallback. Just keep asking him.

Charlie?

Morris?

Horatio?

Schmooey?















Rumplestiltskin!

:D

Fenika
07-02-2012, 03:08 AM
:ROFL:

With his mane I really wish he'd be a Bigwig or Thlayli. :D

(If you don't get the reference, your life is incomplete until you read Watership Down)

amergina
07-02-2012, 03:13 AM
:ROFL:

With his mane I really wish he'd be a Bigwig or Thlayli. :D

(If you don't get the reference, your life is incomplete until you read Watership Down)

:heart:

What about Henry? You can call him Hal.

Fenika
07-02-2012, 03:31 AM
Wasn't Hal the first robot to try and take over the world? Dire.

;)

amergina
07-02-2012, 04:25 AM
Wasn't Hal the first robot to try and take over the world? Dire.

;)

I was thinking more Henry V than evil supercomputer...

Fenika
07-02-2012, 04:35 AM
Supercomputer, that's it.

Maybe he's more a C3P0...

amergina
07-02-2012, 04:36 AM
Supercomputer, that's it.

Maybe he's more a C3P0...

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/amergina/388106/286015/original.gif

Fenika
07-02-2012, 04:41 AM
Bwah ha ha.

Maybe I can name him Terminator. Or Connor.

Soccer Mom
07-02-2012, 05:05 AM
Perseus? Dodger? Hero? Gonzo? George? Bond (as in James Bond-because he looks like he's wearing a tuxedo). Tux? Penguin?

Fenika
07-02-2012, 05:15 AM
Luckily he's not as wacky as Gonzo ;)

Keep em coming. Something has to stick.

Fenika
07-02-2012, 05:23 AM
I could name him Rome. For he wont be trained in a day!

;)

So, nearly a year ago I was riding him around while the two other riders had their horses stopped near the middle. He was being a bit of a brat at the trot, so I said 'fine, half pass toward your buddies.' Next thing I know, he sidepasses. At the trot! I'm still not sure that's supposed to be possible, lol.

After that I made him do it often. Once he's in shape again we can practice again.

buz
07-02-2012, 05:39 AM
Poopsie? Flotsam? Jetsam? Lock? Stock? Barrel? Huey? Dewey? Louie? Bucephalus? Bittorrent? Inigo Montoya? Boromir? Gandalf? Shrubber? Sawyer? Puck? Bottom? Ass? Assassin? Sinbad? Strongbad? Cheat? Hotsauce? Worcestershire? Shire? Baggins? Hobbit? Hobo? Bobo? Bonobo? Nobby? Dobby? Oberon? Boron? Moron? Ron? Njil? Thor? Askild? Killer? Thriller? Jigsaw? Jiggy-Jig? Higgory-Piggory? Cedric Diggory? Edward? Scissorhands? Wonka? Sparrow? Rango? Chamillionaire? Weezy? Jeezy Creezy? Badcrumble? Krum? Ickis? Rocko? Bighead? Trunchbull? Mugglewump? Moose? Fozzie? Goose? Maverick? Palindrome? Synecdoche? Przewalski? Humphrey? Bogart? Bogey? Katzenjammer? Jampie? Piebird? Jaybird? Nekkid?

...I'm not producing ANYTHING OF VALUE ARGH this is what you get when you do censored streams of consciousness

Sydneyd
07-02-2012, 05:42 AM
Badcrumble! That's my vote :D

Soccer Mom
07-02-2012, 05:45 AM
Ooh, Maverick. I like that one.

Fenika
07-02-2012, 05:56 AM
Wow. I might have to try Puck tomorrow. Or Diabeł for devil ;)

thothguard51
07-02-2012, 06:02 AM
Diablo...

Ari Meermans
07-02-2012, 06:09 AM
Ooh, Puck's a good one.

Harlequin (Harley)
Loki

amergina
07-02-2012, 06:19 AM
Ooh, Puck's a good one.

Harlequin (Harley)
Loki

Mmm. Loki.



Oh, sorry. I was having a moment. *cough* What about Gwyddion?

Belle_91
07-02-2012, 06:53 AM
I like Dodge and Puck. Those are my two votes.


What about Patch? (which I know might be a little cliche).


Tango?

Or maybe Theoden (From Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King)?

Spunky? That's what his personality sounds like.

Mr Flibble
07-02-2012, 02:02 PM
Or maybe Theoden (From Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King)?



Snowmane
Hasufel
Arod
Arroch
Bill the pony!
Felarof (First of the Mearas)
Lightfoot
Firefoot
Roheryn (Aragorn's own horse. Means Horse of the Lady, cos Arwen gave it to him)
Nahar (Orome's horse)
Sharp-ears, Wise-nose, Swish-tail or Bumpkin, White-socks the little lad, and old fatty Lumpkin? :D
Windfola (Eowyn's horse)

Norse mythology has a horse named Glad...

10trackers
07-02-2012, 02:16 PM
I like Connor. A lot.

Apologue
07-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Congratulations on your new horse! What kind of riding are you going to do with him?

As a fellow horse person, I demand picspam!

Spilogale is the genus for spotted skunks...maybe that would go along with his barn name. Spilo for short!

Shadow_Ferret
07-05-2012, 07:46 PM
Beautiful animal. I want a horsey!

Shadow_Ferret
07-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Beautiful animal. I want a horsey!

Xelebes
07-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Piebird?

Pyecraft? Lovecraft? HP? The Sauce? Big Hoss? Boss? Tammany? Tamarack? Lodgepole? Creek? Pinto? Ford Prefect? Reeve? Jeeves? Sherlock? Holmes? Red Green? Duct-tape? Handyman? Dandyhorse? Draiselle? Raspberry? Trumpet? Triton? Neptune? Jupiter? Io? In-n-Out? Wendy's? Sausage? Banger? Boomer? Boomstick? Remington? Paddinton? Overcoat? Wellie? Orson Welles? Tripod? Camera? Flash?

Fenika
07-05-2012, 10:28 PM
I plan to do dressage and if he does well with jumps once in shape, then low level eventing. He's done well with jumps so far but he's only been over a few.

And I have a very short video of him trotting. In the second clip I've dropped my stirrups :) He has such a nice trot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUpiLRnOh_o

Fenika
07-05-2012, 10:29 PM
And I might be calling him Eclipse. It's growing on me anyways.

Apologue
07-06-2012, 10:05 PM
He is a big sturdy guy! His trot looks really comfortable, too. My girl is small. We do a little of everything, but I mostly ride in a dressage saddle because it fits her best. She rides in an XXW tree. :P

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/224459_10150251626577691_8059154_n.jpg

Fenika
07-06-2012, 11:02 PM
She's cute. Does she have some racking horse blood? If she has a table back, there are companies that make table back saddles. Rather than just be wide, they spread out first, then the tree goes down.

onuilmar
07-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Hey, the horse is grand.

If you haven't named him yet, both Ajax and Achilles were prima donnas in the Trojan War (The Iliad). But Ajax was a noble sort and fell on his sword (intentionally) out of shame (don't remember why).

So what was his original name, if you didn't mention it earlier?

Fenika
07-06-2012, 11:16 PM
His original barn nam was Stetson. Like the hat. :dire:

He's a generally willing horse who is otherwise a baby and a brat. He's not a fashion accessory.

onuilmar
07-06-2012, 11:32 PM
His original barn nam was Stetson. Like the hat. :dire:

He's a generally willing horse who is otherwise a baby and a brat. He's not a fashion accessory.

No, definitely not. And willing is good. With an original name like that, sounds like he has a Western background.

Good luck and sounds like you know what you're doing. I'm still working with my six year old, but I'm getting lots of help from people much more knowledgeable than me. Mine's an Arab (but not the one in the avatar that my son is riding).

Good luck in naming.

Apologue
07-07-2012, 02:00 AM
She's cute. Does she have some racking horse blood? If she has a table back, there are companies that make table back saddles. Rather than just be wide, they spread out first, then the tree goes down.

Nope, she's registered APHA (solid-bred). I tried a Duett on her since they make XW saddles, but the twist was so wide it hurt me...it's been a challenge finding something that fit both of us and not just one or the other! She's in a Thorowgood dressage saddle right now, and I'd like to get a close contact version of the same saddle later this year if I can.


Stetson is a horrid name - I see why you wanted to change it! I hope you'll post more about your boy as you work with him. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.

Fenika
07-07-2012, 02:31 AM
I like Arabians and Paints :)

What twist in the saddle is causing you pain, Apologue? Do you get sore inner thighs after riding like I used too? (I went through a phase of hating saddles altogether, lol)

I am going riding tomorrow morning. I'll post an update later. He may finally be fit enough for a little canter. My last ride on him last year I had him doing trot-canter transitions on perfect cue and smooth as silk, several times in a row. It was lovely.

Belle_91
07-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Apollo? Jupiter? My aunt had a horse named Benjamin (Ben for short).

Fenika
07-07-2012, 11:38 PM
I told several girls at the barn that I guessed I was going with Eclipse and they got all excited.

I had a good ride today, overall. He was being rather spooky, freaking out at a cat and another horse cantering up the pasture toward the arena. I was trying to coax him into a canter before he saw the cat- We hadn't cantered umder saddle since I bought him and I wanted him in shape first- When he saw the cat he whirled and cantered off. Dork.

After he settled down a bit I set him up with a nice trot at the other end of the arena. The second time I asked for canter he got it and off we went. He was collected but crooked. I got him straight and got a lovely downward transition. We cantered several times, not always pretty but collected with really good transitions. Then I had to try and cool him down and do some excercises at the walk (we did some nice half passes) but when I got off he was still dripping with sweat. Dripping! Geeze. I played with a tarp for a bit until he was at least breathing easily and then ended. He got two seperate baths, and more walking. He was patient during the bathing, but when I was sponging his sweaty head he suddenly decided he didn't like it and bit my elbow. Luckily he barely scrapes the skin, but I took him out and gave him hell, then went back to sponging his head quietly. I kept a hold of his halter whenever he looked displeased and finally he gave in and relaxed.

Oh, and when riding he consistently remainee collected when walking over the bridge. No stringing himself out as he goes down the not-even-steep ramp. I'm rather pleased with that. He even stopped at the top once (a whole several inches higher than the sand) and he looked around a bit totally chill.

I forgot to get pics though until I'd turned him out with his flymask.

Apologue
07-10-2012, 01:59 AM
I like Arabians and Paints :)

What twist in the saddle is causing you pain, Apologue? Do you get sore inner thighs after riding like I used too? (I went through a phase of hating saddles altogether, lol)

I am going riding tomorrow morning. I'll post an update later. He may finally be fit enough for a little canter. My last ride on him last year I had him doing trot-canter transitions on perfect cue and smooth as silk, several times in a row. It was lovely.

The twist was just too wide - I don't have very much flexibility in my hip joints.

http://www.equusite.com/articles/basics/images/basicsEnglishSaddle.jpg

Your horse sounds like he's shaping up well! It's always a learning process at first, and conditioning can take a long time depending on how much you ride. I'm lucky enough to have a part-time lessee to work my horse during the week. She does a really nice job with her and it definitely helps my horse stay fitter than she would be otherwise.

Fenika
07-10-2012, 03:29 PM
Ohhh, I never knew there was an area called the twist. Good to know.

I have somewhat inflexible hips. I used to grip and make my thigh muscles and that big tendon sore, but now that rarely happens since I learned gripping is bad.

Eclipse is coming along really well. We did a lot of canter during the lesson and now I have homework :) For some reason I've gotten very crooked at the canter, so I have to focus on straight. Eclipse was very sensitive to my being skewed and was wiggling around. Once I got straight we did well.

After the lesson and after I walked him out I played with The Big Scary Barrel That Makes Noise! He was calmer about it today and quickly relaxed. I made it more challenging by placing it by his shoulder, sitting on it, kicking it like a drum, etc. For the most part he just eyed it, and me, and decided moving was too much work :)