Horse names, are they really important? I believe they are.
I am all for changing a horse’s name. We have a horse who’s registered name is October’s Revelation. When he first came to the barn with his previous owner she called him “Orion” and sometimes “O-ie”. I didn’t like the name Orion because it was just too aggressive. Orion is the hunter, and this horse wasn’t completely aggressive, but he did buck. Horse names are not always easy to come up with, but they are extremely important.
Next, against my better judgement he fell into the hands of another girl who was so afraid of him. They were a terrible match. It made his bucking problem worse, she would never listen to me and it was a nightmare. She renamed him “Waldo”. That name made him sound so dumb. He acted dumb too.. I
We now own him and have changed his name to “O-ie” as his original owner called him. We retrained him and he is one of the most wonderful horses in the barn. He is so light and supple and perfect for beginners. It really does matter what you name a horse, don’t be afraid to change your horse‘s name to fit him. Some horse names are worse than others, but there is nothing like the perfect name to fit your perfect horse.
If you would like to play with different names for your horse try the handy Horse Name Generator.