Horse Stall contains all types of information for Horse Lovers.
There are a number of products branded horse gifts and products.
All gifts have a unique horse design that horse lovers and pony
owners will appreciate. Branded items include: t-shirts, sweatshirts,
sneakers, posters, skateboards, mouse pads, stickers, bumper stickers,
buttons, mugs, tote bags, invitations, greeting cards, neckties,
postcards, posters, prints and much more!
How to Choose a Name for Your Horse
A new horse has joined your family; to add to the good news, you
will likely be able to choose not only one, but two names! Most
horses have both a barn name and a show or registry name. Because
selecting even one name for a new family member can be difficult,
it is important to understand the difference between the two names
each horse is given and the regulations for naming before you decide
The barn name is typically the easiest to select, as it normally
reflects the horse's personality. A horse is addressed or referred
to informally most often by its barn name, and it is therefore this
name to which a horse will respond. In selecting a barn name for
your horse, be sure to choose a name that you like and with which
you are very comfortable. This often means selecting a relatively
short name, as a horse's barn name tends to be used frequently;
long names may feel as though they are a mouthful or take an awkwardly
long amount of time to pronounce, and will likely result in a horse's
being further nicknamed. If you are unsure of a name, try it out;
say aloud commands, addressed to a given name, that you might expect
to give your horse to see if you like how that name sounds.
The show name or registry name is typically more complicated to
select than the barn name, as there are several rules and conventions
regarding show names. A show name is also more formal, and it is
usually often a phrase rather than a single word. Many horse registrars
do not allow duplicate names, so you may need to be clever in compiling
a name. Some breed registries require that you retain a portion
of the sire and dam's name, while other registries require that
the name start with a specific letter. Rules also vary depending
on the breed of the horse. The length of the name is also usually
restricted by the registry. For a complete list of the rules that
apply to your horse, it is a good idea to contact the registry.
Despite all the rules, however, the show name should ultimately
suit your horse's personality and appearance.
If you have difficulty thinking of a name for your new horse, use
this list to help. You can locate horse names either alphabetically
or by horse color.
Unique Horse Barn and Show Names