LIT002 V3 Back to top Horse Names “Proper names are poetry in the raw.
Like all poetry they are untranslatable.” W.H.
Get to know the horse for a few days/weeks before settling on that name.
See if it fits them, let them wear it.
Caution: If you take to long to name the horse other people may name it for you, such as: ―the little brown fella‖, ―the wobbly one‖, ―cute face‖. 2.
Make sure you know if the foal is definitely a filly or a colt before you name it.
I know where this did happen.
Magnificent Friesian foal born and announced by experienced horsewoman to be a filly – hadn‘t checked the under tail area as visual from belly area what looked clearly like two small teats had been identified.
Even the vet confirmed filly, again without checking under tail, just the ‗teats‘.
So it was, proudly announced welcome to the world Anika.
Oops, two weeks later Anika was found to be urinating with a penis showing and those two teats were now infact testicles that had dropped.
Big oops, welcome Aragon. 3.
Check how the name will sound when called out across the paddock or show environment? Naughty, nice, not normal? 4.
Will people have trouble saying it, spelling it? Will the announcer at the show mangle its pronunciation and sound like he‘s got a speech impediment? Are you going to spend the rest of your horse‘s life correcting people‘s enunciation? 5.
Can it be shortened? What could that be? Do you care? Horses with names such as Wilem have been known to be shortened to Willie.
Ok when you‘re at home in your own stables but not if the announcer whom you‘ve known forever and accidentally calls out over the P.A. ― can Ms Blah Blah take her Willie to Ring 1 immediately please.‖ Finding your horses original name – By brand or Association Within Australia the history of your thoroughbred horse, sire/dam, even down to relatives and vaccination dates, can be found at Australian Studbook.
Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory all have publicly available sites where you can search for your horse by their brand or microchip number, the sites are: For Queensland For Northern Territory For Western Australia www.equus101.com LIT002 V3 3 Back to top Horse Names Some inspiration Alcohol Connection Brandy, Whisky, Champs, Sherry, Margarita, Chardonnay, Port.
In some of your favorite readings you may find names that you attribute positive memories to.
Such as Hermione if you‘re a Harry Potter fan, Beauty or Blackie from Black Beauty, Pilgrim from Nicholas Evan‘s block buster first novel The Horse Whisperer.
Where for art thou Romeo, Juliette? If you‘ve forgotten characters just Google the book names to rediscover them.
Eion, Bryn, Bryony, McNolty Cleopatra, Caesar, Napoleon, Sampson, Barton, Hercules, Elizabeth, Ned Kelly, Churchill.
Euphoria, Mirage, Sunshine, Sunrise, Comet, Moonbeam, Lightening, Smiley, Giggles.
From the Greek words philos and hippos, meaning lover and horse, respectively – means, obviously a lover of horses, as in Philip of Macedonia or Prince Philip of England.
Four legged beast with the foreparts of a horse and the hind parts of a rooster.
A cavalry commander.
Referred to Athena, as the ―horse goddess‖.
Equine Veterinary medicine.
A sea horse in classical mythology.
An arena for equestrian spectacles.
A creature with foreparts of a griffin and hind parts of a horse.
The Study of Horses One who eats horseflesh, practices Hippophagy.
One who loves horses A ―river horse‖ Books/Literature Celtic/Gaelic names Characters from history Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.
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