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I have only had this new girl for a little while, but am not crazy about her name. So, which would you choose?

Keep it same:  Cookie
- 2 (18.2%)
Change it to Kacey, named for one of my favorite female country singers
- 8 (72.7%)
Another name of your choosing
- 1 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 11


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capecupcake

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Changing my new horses name?
« on: April 05, 2018, 02:16:05 pm »

She is 11 years old and doesn't seem to react to her name and I am not crazy about it. Would you change it and if so, to what?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 02:17:52 pm by capecupcake »
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KysaSD

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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 03:27:38 pm »

If she doesn't seem attached to it, try the new one.  Call the new name, then place her feed bucket or bowl in front of her.  Do that for a week, then just go out and say the new name.  Bet she will recognize it then.
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Kysa, South Dakota, 2 Mountain Horses, and a Mini, yes, I am crazy!

foxtrotter

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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 06:33:23 pm »

 Well, I have only changed a horse's name once, and never again.  She died maybe less than a year later, that's when someone told me it was bad luck to change a horses name.  So call me superstitious  :(
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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 06:35:03 pm »

  So what happened to the gelding you had, must have missed the post?
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capecupcake

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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 07:53:44 pm »

I still have Trace. My fiance decided he wanted to start riding so he took on Trace since he is beginner safe and I found a new horse. I wouldn't get rid of trace, he is too good of a horse.
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NoBite

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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 06:00:42 am »

If you want to change it, change it. When I got Smokey, his name was Pacer. For somewhat obvious reasons I did not want a gaited horse named Pacer! I already had a buckskin named Bandit, Pacer was black, so Smokey seemed a natural fit. Now all I need is a Trans Am!
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Re: Changing my new horses name?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 02:53:55 pm »

When I bought "the Princess" I told the old fellow that I bought her from that I was going to have her registered with SSHBEA as Apache's Painted Princess. He told me "you can call her anything you want to. (insert long pause). But she comes to Princess."  ;D ;D ;D

And he was right. She came to Princess!

But if she doesn't seem attached to her name and you don't care for it, I don't see why you couldn't change it!  :)
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