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  1. #1
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    Default Since I can't post it on Facebook--New Prospect! (Up date-Now a Training level horse)

    So my family will not find out about him....at least not for a while (so I can't post anything on facebook)....but I'm vetting a new OTTB next week


    I tried a few yesterday, loved two of them. Both 4 year olds. It was a hard choice but I'm vettting this boy.

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/blame+it+on+bush

    16.1h, 4 year old, bay gelding. A bit skinny and will probably grow a bit. Very cute face and intelligent eye. Nice little free jump--using his shoulder well. Was good to get on, W/T/C, he got both leads and was pretty willing. Didn't mind when I sat down on him at the canter etc. Even happily walked over poles on the ground. Loved how he would flick one ear back at me asking me what I wanted and keep the other pricked forward happy to do something. I think he will be fun to bring along. So please good thoughts about his PPE!!

    Terrible terrible name....can't keep this name. So thinking of new names. Have to decide fast or "Bushy" will stick....do not want that to happen. And since I'm thinking positive that he will pass his PPE....I'm trying to be prepared with names!

    Don't know if it was the time of day but my mind thought..Bush...to Busch...to beers. How about Michelob and Micky for short. Not my favorite beer...but I could live with that name. Any other suggestions?
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    He's adorable.

    And I love the name! But that's just me...
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    Congrats!! He's totally cute! Looks keen on jumping too
    Do agree though about the name lol...although true, Bush is to blame haha
    The nice thing is, is that you could name him anything!
    I love picking names lol....and since he has so much Canadian blood in him...
    there's a brewery close to where N.D. was born and couple of their beers are called: Tartanian, High test ...
    or Still Brewing (brewery there)
    could call him Brew or Porter or Hops

    He looks cute though and hope you have fun!!!


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    I love him! And I love beer so there you go.

    I like Porter for a name.
    "Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing" - Robert Benchley
    Cotton would fight.
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    Question How about?

    "Beyond Bush or, NOT a Bush?"
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



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    hmm....I like Porter as a barn name....


    They said when they first free jumped him...he was like a border collie with a new toy and kept jumping back and forth on his own! It took some work to get him to stop You get a feeling that he is really smart.

    Fingers crossed he comes home with me next week!!!!
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    Oooooohh, so exciting!!!
    I love the description of his first time jumping!!
    Since the vice presidential debate this week I've wanted to call a horse "Malarkey". Maybe you should just tweak his JC name to "Blame it on Bull$hit", lol!!



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    Hope he passes! We can have a 5 yr old OTTB event team next year!



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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabeth Callahan View Post
    Hope he passes! We can have a 5 yr old OTTB event team next year!
    perfect
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    lol...love it, Malarkey!!! That's plain awesome!



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3phase View Post
    lol...love it, Malarkey!!! That's plain awesome!

    LOL I've known one already. His barn name was Lark.
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    He is a handsome boy!!

    Pilsner

    Magic Hat

    Blue Moon

    Killian

    Smithwyckes

    Guinness

    Beer googles (haha I just couldn't resist-although I wouldn't name a horse that!)

    Keeping my fingers crossed he passes the PPE with flying colors!



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    So cute...I love the name too. You could always name him Obama

    I like Porter too, if you're not gonna go with Malarkey!



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    Amstel

    Lager



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    Porter is a good barn name...
    Looked up "American porters" -- among some unfortunates like "old leghumper" (!) there was "Coal Porter" which is cute, and Road dog, made just down the road in Frederick...

    Giving you the PPE vibes I wish I had had yesterday (never good when the outcome is a recommendation for surgery!)....
    The big man -- no longer an only child

    His new little brother



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    I once knew a horse names OSH IT, barn name was Oshie! It was A LOT of fun hearing his name called over the PA at shows!!



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    Tee hee... what's one more? He sounds adorable. When will the barn be done?



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    What about Miller?
    RIP Spider Murphy 4/20/02 - 10/31/10



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    My favirite is Anchor Porter, or given you are hiding the money and his sire, Devon Deficit (and on whom to blame deficit), rather convoluted, but gives you Dev or Devin as a barn name
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    There is a stout called Taddycaster that is quite good...
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