A Note about Sugarbush Draft Horses

I see it over and over again, and no matter how many times it's said, it's still wrong. "Sugarbush Drafts are just an Appaloosa Draft Cross". Uh.... no. The Sugarbush Draft Horse was a breed created many years ago in Ohio. While the initial cross was made using Percherons to Appaloosas, in the many generations following, the breed has been solidified into a consistent type. Saying these horses are "just" a draft cross makes as much sense as saying that AQHA horses are "just" a Thoroughbred cross, American Cream Drafts are "just" a dilute Belgian, or that Morgans are "just" a grade.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Name Ideas - Nazar's foal

Next up is Nazar, my other Foundation SDHR mare.  Nazar is the name of the charm used to prevent a "Jinx" (can you tell which mare I got first?).  She is also bred to Sugarbush Harley's Classic O.
Nazar is my "little girl" standing only 15.2 hands, but wow does she have the moves.

And of course, a picture of the foal's sire, Sugarbush Harley's Classic O



This foal will likely be either bay or chestnut, but there is a small chance of black.  We have a 50% chance of LP color (Appaloosa color) but it will not exceed the pattern O has.  My gut tells me that this one is a boy, but if you've known me and my guesses on gender, you'll know that I do tend to be 100% wrong on gender.  Oh, I can guess color almost exactly, but I have only ever gotten the gender of the baby right one time (Zire!).

Names are the same as with Jinx's foal:  they should have some relation to metal (ANY relation to any metal) and can not have the word "Sugarbush" in it (my version of respect to Everett Smith and his exemplary breeding, I don't want to copy his name).  I do not need any relation to the parents names, but don't mind if it works out that way either.  I tend to like names that are a bit different, and have a logical one or 2 syllable shortened form (not necessarily a word in the name.

As an example, "Little Red Corvette" was called Crash.

This one is also due in early April.




26 comments:

  1. nazar O so CLASSIFIED.....FILLY.....CLASSY BARN NAME
    COLT......OZZY

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  2. OHHHHHHHHH I WAS THINKING THEY HAD OT HAVE THE WORD SUGARBUSH IN THEM?
    THATS EVEN BETTER GIVES YOU MORE ROOM TO WORK WITH

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  3. THOUGH I NEEDE TO READ YOU IDEAS BEFORE MY SUGGESTIONS....LOL

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  4. I GOT ONE QUESTION THOUGH?????? WHAT IS THE THING ABOUT "METAL"? I JUST GOT TO ASK

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  5. IF YOU GET A SOLID FILLY..........WY'NONNA GOT SPOTS......BARN NAME HER WY
    WY'NONNA GOT SPOTS= WHY DONT I GOT SPOTS........LOL....I LOVE IT
    USE THE SAME NAME FOR A COLT......JUST BARN NAME HIM WYATT

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  6. COLT..........IM ROCK SOLID........BARN NAME HIM ROCKY

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  7. "STEAL" MY HEART.......BARN NAME VALENTINO....VAL FOR FILLY
                                                                                   LENNY FOR COLT

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  8. TOUGH AS NAILS.......FILLY.....BARN NAME NELL
                                                    COLT......OZZY....OSMOSIS......CERTAIN NMETAL TAKE ON CHEMICAL CHANGES DURING OSMOSIS
    FOR SOME REASON I AM STUCKI ON OZZY FOR  COLT....;ONE.....O FROM THE SIRE......OZZZY OSBOURNE.....THE HEAVY METAL KINK.....AND THE CHEMICAL CHANGE OSMOSIS

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  9. IF IT IS BORN ON APRIL 1ST.........U GOT APRIL FOOLED...FILLY APRIL
                                                          COLT......JOKER

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  10. colt: Harley's Classic O Steele My Heart (Beau for short)

    filly: Harley's Classic O Sweet Iron Maiden (Mai for short)

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  11. Classic copper cowboy... Colt- barn name Cop

    O's Betina (Betina is the miss coloration on metal)... Filly- barn name Bee or Tina or Tini

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  12. O Charmed Platinum (or copper if its a chestnut)

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  13. Beryllium... you could call him/her Beryl  (sounds like 'burl' ie burly, nice and big and sturdy) ;)
    Also Beryllium is used to lend strength to other metals and isn't exactly the first thing to pop into peoples heads so isn't common.

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  14. 1.Nazar's little Neon- Neon
    2. Piece of Harley - Hershey
    3. Dotty DesignO -Dotty
    4.Nazar Special  -Spur

    I could go on and on, I hope that I gave you some ideas :)
     Neighgirl

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  15. Iron... as in Iron RIdge.  I want a theme for my SDHR horse names, and since the farm is based on metals coming up from the ground (that's how we got the name Iron Ridge, there was scrap iron junked in all the ridges here).  So, metal for the names.  This way all of the horses will have a unique name for carrying on the breed lineages (since foundation horses often become important later in history) and yet my farm still has a theme, so people see a horse with a metal name, they will know it came from Iron Ridge's program, with out all names needing to start with IR.

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  16. Or, come up with the barn name first -- which is how we came up with Little Red Corvette.

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  17. Harley's Cold Steel= barn name Steel
    Harley's Silver Charm= Charm or Silver
    Harley's Iron Maiden= Mai

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  18. Titianium, or zarley,
    I love the metal theme, or maby Bronze something. Titianium sounds big and strong, would fit good. If he has appy color you could add the word spotted Or speckled first.

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  19. HH......THIS NAME HAS A FEW CONITATIONS TO IT......IT FIRST IS AN AWESOME SONG BY BON JOVI..........2ND.....IT STATES JUST WHAT THE SUGARBUSH IS DOING IN THESE DIRE TIMES..........AND 3RD THE OD SPELLING BRINGING IN THE METAL REFERENCELIVIN ON A PRAY-ORETHE SUGARNUSH BREED IS LIVING ON A PRAYER AND HARD WORK OF A FEW HARD WORKING PEOPLE AND WITH THIS THEY CAN KEEP ON LIVIN.....THE ORE IN PRAY-ORE......IS FROM IRON-ORE.....THE BASIS OF IRONRIDGE......BARN NAME IT ORA.......OR O.J. LOL..... O JR

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  20. HERE IS ANOTHER LIL STORY ABOUT A NAME.......QUICK SILVER IS ANOTHER NAME FOR LIQUID MERCURY..........THE HORSE NAME.......IM QUICK SILVER........COLT.....FREDDIE........QUEEN.......THE BARN NAMESS ALSO ARE IN REFERENCE TO FREDDIE MERCURY AND THE BAND QUEEN I KINDA LIKE THIS ONE ALSO

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  21. QUEEN IR QUEENIE IS FOR A FILLY

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  22. IF A COLT.........IMA "IRON"IC LEGEND.....TAKE THE NIC FROM IRONIC...BARN NAME HIM NIK

    FILLY ,,,HER "IRON-"Y LIVES ON......BARN NAME HER  .....O-LIVIA

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  23. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH DROPPPING THE SUGARBUSH FROM THE REG NAME THAT WAS MR SMITHS BREEDING A LEGACY....EVERY ONE NEEDS TO BRANCH OFF AND START THE 2ND GENERATION BREEDING PROGRAMS AS WITH YOURS WITH THE IRON AND MEDALS......I APPLAUD YOUR INTEGRITYYOU HAVE FOR THE HARD WORK OF MR SMITH, THE BREED, AND THE NEED TO BRANCH OFF AND START YOUR OWN LEGACY........HEATHER HARMON....NOW I SEE WHY MR SMITH TRUSTED YOU WITH HIS MANY YEARS OF LIFES WORK.....YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. If bay/chestnut, then "Brassy Charmer" would work for either gender. 

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