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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:13 am 
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Providence has blessed me with a new ATV. It is my first ATV and the horse has not yet been named. Suggestions will not be ignored. :roll:


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Do not name it "Challenger"
I like "Pilot"


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Thanks for the suggestions. I will not name it Challenger. I am still pondering. Here are some of the names that are resting in the hat:

Trojan
Maximus
Black Hoof
(Right now I am leaning toward Black Hoof)
Suggestions will not be ingnored. :mrgreen:
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I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat.
The snakeskin-title of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat ,
Tuscon and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

--Stephen Vincent Benet, American Names


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Given the other thread in this forum, how can you resist calling it "Bear" or even "Big Bear?"

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As I said, suggestions will not be ignored. :roll:

During my shopping, I almost purchased a Yamaha Bear Tracker but I ended up buying a Honda Recon 250 that is dressed in hunter green. Yamaha also makes a Bear Tracker. I am leaning toward naming the horse after a Native American. The name Geronimo comes to mind. :D

Crazy Horse
Reelfoot
Geronimo


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Given your personal penchant for words, I'll suggest Sequoyah. Here's why (taken from Omniglot.com):
The Cherokee syllabary, which was reputedly invented by George Guess, a.k.a. Chief Sequoyah, of the Cherokee, was introduced in 1819. Sequoyah's descendants claim that he was the last surviving member of his tribe's scribe clan and the Cherokee syllabary was invented by persons unknown at a much earlier date.

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You could name it Patsy or Buttercup :mrgreen:

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You could look at this site http://www.civilwarhome.com/horses.htm - Famous Horses of the Civil War. I don't want to get onto sensitive territory, but there are names for both Confederate and Unionist horses.

Just a couple of examples -

Col. Philip Sheridan - Aldebaron - an early mount of Sheridan, gave way to a gelding named Rienzi. After taking him on his famous ride to Winchester, the name of the animal was changed to that of the town. Winchester (or Rienzi) was so revered that when he died, his stuffed body was presented to the Smithsonian Institution.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker - Lookout - acquired at Chattanooga and named for a battle of that campaign, stood seventeen hands high and was cherished by Hooker.

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I don't know if any one got my joke but i'll explain. In the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grale(i think i spelled it wrong) there is a man whose name is Patsy. he is an awesome character. Because he has no horse, throughout the whole movie he "gallops" along with 2 coconut halves in his hands banging them together to make a sound like a horses hooves. That was a beautiful movie from the 1970's I want to say It was awesome and if you've seen that you must see the sequil - And now For Something Completely Different VERY FUNNY :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thanks for the suggestions. I am still uneasy about naming the ATV. Normally I can coin a name for something without much mental labor. In 1998 I was training for a hiking tour on the Appalachian Trail. Most trail hikers have a nickname and I couldn't come up with an original name. One night as I was sleeping, my trail name came to me as if it were delivered by a special messenger. When I signed the register at Springer Mountain Georgia, (on the vernal equinox of 1998), I signed it as Timber Tracker of the Forked Deer. Black Hoof is the name that I am presently using. If the name changes then I will post the new name. The tires of the unit are black, as are the hooves of a deer. I have a two-mile hiking trail here at Camp Juniper that I had named the Black Hoof Trail. When I was training for the trail I would hike the Black Hoof almost every morning. On Saturdays I would hike a 9.7 mile route. On Sundays I would hike 8 miles at Mousetail Landing. Since my recent hip surgery I have become dependent on Black Hoof to carry me over the 100 acres that I call home.


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