Getting a new horse tomorrow, fishing for name suggestions!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by journey11, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009

    I'm going tomorrow to pick up my new horse. He's a 12-year-old Tennessee Walker gelding. I got him free!!! He's a rehab horse, retired show horse, cleared for light work and to build up from there. His current owners had four horses and are downsizing to two because they couldn't afford them all.

    I was just looking for any old (free) horse to serve as a new pasture mate for my gaited Paint gelding, Journey, and I really lucked out on this one. I guess there's been a lot of people here lately unable to afford or sell their horse because of this lousy economy. I hate that for them, but I will give him a good and loving home.

    His name is Rocky, but I don't really like it...not original enough for me. I'll take all the suggestions I can get! Thanks!
  2. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Don't have a name for him, but good luck w/him!
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Congratulations! What a find! If you are not familiar with gaited horses may I recommend a friendly site? Gaits of Gold will have skads of information to help keep your horse's gait naturally.

    The name, 'Mr. Red' pounced out at me when I first saw the picture. Lucky you!
  4. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    What a good eye on that horse. I bet he will be a fine friend for your other horse. From his beautiful color, Burgundy or Brandy.
  5. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Big Red!
  6. Tinkspirit70

    Tinkspirit70 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Central Fla
    aww he looks like a gentle soul, I dont know about the name I have sat here a good five minutes searching his eyes in the picture but nothing is coming to me yet, I think I would get to know his personality first. I do love your other horse's name "Journey" so Maybe something in that theme? I hope you post more pics, My horses Are Cutter, Idgie ( from fried green tomatoes) and believe me the name fits, and cherokee...He's a pony but we havent told him that [​IMG]
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Second on Big Red.
  8. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Kaylee 6 says quatro , or star. I say roho or fuego (fire)
  9. MustLoveHens

    MustLoveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Albion, Wisconsin
    He sure is a looker!! He's got a great eye. Ok....I have to say it! Tennessee Walker=Jack Daniels!! LOL!! Sorry...I just had to post that!! LOL! But seriously here are a few:

    Wanderer (since wanderers take trips aka journey's)
    William (as in Tennessee Williams)
  10. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Thanks for the ideas! He is definitely Big and he is quite Red! [​IMG] I talked to his owner today and she is so sad to have to give him up, but knows it's for his best. I hate that for her. I can't imagine parting with any of my critters, although I know some people go through horses like toilet paper! I am afraid I may feel too guilty to change his name... I'll just have to see how it feels, Rocky may suit him after all, or I may try to pick a name to match up with my Paint, Journey. (His registered name was Bandit's Spirit of Freedom, which is a good name, but Journey meant more to me, it was such a journey of learning when I first got him.)

    Theoldchick, thanks for the site recommendation. My paint is gaited too, but the information will be helpful to me. The site I found when I googled it shows it as a forum, hope I got the right one.

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