What’s My Tagline? Nov 2010

by Jen on November 2, 2010

To kick off this season of giving, this month’s What’s My Tagline? contest is different.  We’re not tagging one little dog, or even a single goat.  We’re making tags for a whole herd of horses.  This means that after you submit your clever taglines, we’ll also have a herd of tag winners by month’s end.

These particular horses are each special in their own way, and together they are the heart of the Ride For Joy therapeutic riding program in Boise, Idaho.  Time to meet the herd. . .

Meet Shadow.


Shadow is a 14 H* Bureau of Land Management mustang mare.  She was first adopted from a herd of wild horses that came from the Goshutes of Sparks, Nevada.    Due to some unfortunate circumstances, in 2004 Shadow ended up back in the wild in the Owyhees.


Luckily for Ride for Joy, the BLM located Shadow and she was reunited with her original owner and ultimately found her way to the Ride for Joy program.  Shadow is our sweet and loving hippy girl.

Meet Buttons.


Buttons is a 14.1 H buckskin Quarter Horse mare.  Her previous career as a 4-H and parade horse made it easy for her to adjust to the life of a therapy horse.  Her size, at just 14.1 hands and 800 pounds, along with her very slow smooth gaits, makes her perfect for the little kids.


And her name is perfect because she really is “cute as a button”.

Meet Cowboy.


Cowboy is a 16 H red dun Quarter Horse gelding.   Prior to coming to Ride for Joy he had been trained and shown as a reining cow horse and spent most of his life showing and competing in the cow horse events with his owner.


Cowboy is a great horse for the independent riders and loves attention, especially kisses.

Meet Stretch.


Stretch is a 16.3 H black Appendix Quarter Horse gelding.  He was originally purchased by his former owner to be a barrel racing horse, but he didn’t think going fast was a very good idea.  He loves his job as a therapy horse.  And his very slow jog and smooth gaits are perfect for the kids.


Even at 16.3 hands tall, Stretch loves taking around even the smallest of kids and they really love riding way up in the sky.  You can just see by the look on Stretch’s face that he knows he is carrying around some very precious cargo.

Meet Brewster.


Brewster is a Dun QH gelding. After his initial training he spent most of his time in the pasture with his mother and sister and occasionally taking kids for rides.


He was looking for a real job and with the help of the RFJ staff he found one. Brew is now another great addition to the RFJ program and is looking forward to many years here.

What are their taglines?  You decide.  Don’t just decide – compete!  Submit your taglines for one or all horses in the comments – best tagline for each horse wins a Fetching Tag.


Just remember this:  Ride for Joy is a pediatric program and the tags will hang on the horses’ halters for all to read, so submissions should be kid-appropriate & fun to read/explain. The contest runs till end of November & you may enter as often as you like.

* H (hands) or hh (hands high) is a measure of horse size & refers to the height of horse at the withers (the hump of bone at base of neck).  1 hand =4 inches.  In some equine activities, a horse 14.2 H & under is considered to be a pony.  In therapeutic riding, with children of differing sizes/abilities & the necessity of “sidewalkers” (humans who walk on either side of the horse & rider for safety), horse height is a major consideration.

Want to know more about therapeutic riding?  Check out NARHA.

Teri November 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

Love it and love all of them! Thank you!

shannon November 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

oh this one was SSOOOOO much fun. i love horses!

my taglines:
shadow: me and my, well, me
buttons: 1, 2, i’m not a shoe
cowboy: leave your hat on
stretch: not that big of one
brewster: non-alcoholic

Marnie November 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Shadow: “Wild at Heart” or “Born Free”
Buttons: “Smooth Ride” or “Easy Does It”
Cowboy: “Kiss me, cowgirl!” or “I kiss and tell”
Stretch: “Touch the Sky” or “Tall, dark and handsome.”
Brewster: “Mama’s Boy” or “Why yes, I AM beautiful!”

Brittany November 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Shadow: “Beauty of Nature”
“Wild heart, gentle soul”
Buttons: “Proudly Parading Around”
“Button Nose”
Cowboy: “All American Cowboy”
“Center of Attention”
Stretch: “Slow and Steady”
“Gentle Giant”
Brewster: “Smooth Aleing”

Definitely going to enter more later. :)

Elizabeth Mathis November 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Shadow- Tame or Wild, this pony’s mild
Buttons- Smooth operator on parade
Cowboy- Kid kisses beat cow kisses any day
Stretch- Tall and slow, kids on show!
Brewster- Part time to Full time- Love it!

Winna Hoeck November 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Shadow: “Someone special understands ME.”
Buttons: “Little hearts are the best”
Cowboy: “I think I can, I know I can, I think I can…!”
Stretch: “Hay! Can I get one of those cool helmets, too?”
Brewster: “I was just hanging out in the pasture, waiting for my lifetime career.”

Bridget November 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Shadow: “Peace, Love, and Horses”
Button: “Head Tosser”
Cowboy: “Kissy Pants”
Stretch: “Up High in the Sky”
Brewster: “Best Job in the World!”

This is wonderful! I am a special education teacher in California & in my district, we do have a school for the moderate/severe students and they get to ride & visit with therapy horses – SUCH a cool thing! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THEM.

Lisa November 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Lots of good ones so far! Here are my ideas:

Shadow: Wild Heart, Gentle Soul (good choice, Brittany!) or Live, Love, Laugh, Neigh

Buttons: Barn Goddess

Cowboy: Take Me Away

Stretch: Smooth Operator or Trust Me, I’m a Therapist.

Brewster: Lets Ride! or Good For Your Inside

Maple November 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Shadow – Lost & Found
Button – Smooth Sailings
Cowboy – Smooch Your Bronco
Stretch – Sky Scraper
Brewster – Punk Fcae

Lisa Le Blanc November 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Tags for any of the ‘Ride for Joy’ herd:
“Cruisin’ for Compassion”
“Jaunting for Joy”
“On a Joyful Journey”
“There is Pride in my Prance”
“Gallop for Glee”
“Gait for Gladness”
“Prance for Peace”
“Stride for Spirit”
“Merry Marcher”
“Walkin’ for Wellness”
“Trot for Tots”
“Little hearts on happy hooves”

Tags as a set:
“Faith is courageous”
“Inspiration is contagious”
“Believe without proof”
“Hope for the impossible”
“Dream without limits”

Individual Tags:
SHADOW: “Light in the midst of darkness”, “Peace, love, and Horses”
BUTTONS: “Buckle-up Buttons”, “Buckskin Believer”
COWBOY: “Cantering Cowboy”, “Can-do Cowboy”, “Kissing Cowboy”
STRETCH: “Stretch for Success”, “Stretch for Serenity”, “Smooth Operator”, “Easy Rider” , “Gallop apace”, “Slow & Steady”, “Joyful Gentleman”, “Joyful Giant”,
BREWSTER: “Will work for Joy”, “Patience is a virtue”, “Once waiting, now welcome”

Kater November 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Shadow: Walk on the Wildside
Buttons: Trotter for Tinys
Cowboy: BroncBro
Stretch: Pro-Barrel Rights
Brewster: Not Punky

Kay November 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I love all of the horses they are all beautiful and would love to take them all home with me, aspecially Cowboy,Shadow,Buttons and Brewster.

Angie November 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Shadow – Looking for Fun & Feeling Groovy
Buttons – Cutie Patootie
Cowboy – Will Jog for Kisses
Stretch – Reach For the Sky
Brewster – Love My Job

Dawn Gibson November 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

isnt it wonderful to see two benefit from this. one of my students amazed me so while shaking before getting on and being like anyone else in about 5-10 mins of riding. i miss that and i want to go back to it. thanks for what u do. not for money but to benefit and help bothhorse and rider.my tags are as follows.

Shadow: only the shadow knows
Buttons: button for you
Cowboy: cowboy up or ride a Cowboy
Stretch: Stretchin for sucess
Brewster: Brewin it up for you.. or punky brewster:)

love Shadow i too have a mustang morgan cross- imo all horse are awesome – even injured ones can be use for youngsters.se the smiles on these riders faces is worth more than any amount of money can pay– I miss that!best therphy for me– and i love to share that – one day i hope to do so again.

Lucy Eastman November 9, 2010 at 12:44 am

I agree this is good type to say about each horses name:)Shadow: Me and my Shadow !
Buttons: Button up, your on!
Cowboy: Ride Cowboy, Ride!
Stretch: Stretchin out for laughs!
Brewster: The wind is Brewin up!

Terri McPherson November 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Love your website and love your horses. Looking the kid’s faces as they ride brings tears to my eyes. Would love to do what you do.

Deborah Tourigny November 10, 2010 at 11:28 am

Shadow: I’ll follow you where ever you go.
Buttons: Buttons-Buttons whos got Buttons?
Cowboy: Yee-Haw! Every one loves a cowboy.
Streach: I’m in for the long haul.
Brewster: I Brew up lots of fun.

Tracy Underwood November 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Shadow: I’m just a figment of your imagination
Buttons: My life is sew easy
Cowboy: Been there Dun that…
Stretch: You need to do this to get up on me
Brewster: Last Call…..

D'Ette Griffin November 12, 2010 at 3:43 am

Tags for horses, Shadow- ‘shes’s my shadow’, ‘u can b my cowgirl’
Buttons “Love me Love me Pick me”,
Stretch-”Smooth like a Limo” – U can Ride all daylong
Brewster-I’m sooo Purtty
Cowboy- I wanna be a cowboy

Laurie Sickles November 12, 2010 at 4:15 am

Shadow-Walk beside me not in my Shadow
Button-I’m a “buck”skin but I’ll never toss your (butt-on) the ground
Cowboy-I’m not the Cowboy silly, I’m the horse.
Stretch-Stretch is my name but slow is my game
Brewster-All Dun time for my Brew

Sheryl Britton Alvis November 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Shadow~ This Ain’t My First Rodeo/ or Been Around The Block Lady
Buttons~ Gentle Spirit/ or Heart n’ Soul
Cowboy~ Star Kisser/ or Good Ride Cowboy
Stretch~ Standing Tall/ or Tall Drink of Water
Brewster~ Glory Days/ or My Time to Shine

Sheryl Britton Alvis November 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Beautiful Horses! The Childrens face expressions are priceless. What a wonderful program for both Child and Horse.

Joann M. Russell November 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

They are all just WONDERFUL!

Tag for the herd: PAL – O – Mines!!

Joann M. Russell November 13, 2010 at 6:03 am

What a great way to help these riders and to keep the Horses included as well, They are one of God’s most important creations!

Rebecca R Still November 15, 2010 at 4:17 am

Tag for the herd: Head over Heals

Shadow: Wild hearts can’t be broken
Buttons: Too fabulous to fasten
Cowboy: Can’t be tied down
Stretch: Play-doh is for sissies
Brewster: Been there, dun that, now what

Erin Maize November 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm

SHADOW–Lost Soul
BUTTONS–Slow ‘N Steady
COWBOY–Gimme A Kiss
STRETCH–Easy Mover
BREWSTER–Will Work For Love

Lesya November 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Shadow: “Wayward Traveler”
Button: “Blondie”
Cowboy: “Mooove on down the line”
Stretch: “Mr. Handsome” “Easy does it”
Brewster: “Momma’s Boy” “Up and Comer”

Meredith Nickerson November 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Shadow = GPS Enabled. Location: Home
Buttons = Snap On, Snap Off
Cowboy = Have you seen my hat?
Stretch = Handle with Care
Brewster = Non-alcoholic

Kathy November 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Shadow…. Out from the Shadows
Buttons…. Don’t go pushing my buttons
Cowboy…. Hi Ho Silver!!!
Stretch….. A Gentle Soul
Brewster…. I’m definitely no Punky!

Sarah November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Beautiful horses & great program!

Shadow: “Go with the flow, Shadow”
Buttons: “Sew easy to ride, Buttons”
Cowboy: “Kiss me, Cowboy”
Stretch: “Soaring above the rest, Stretch”
Brewster: “Will work for hugs, Brewster”

Mary November 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Love the Ride for Joy program!

Shadow: Shadow Rider
Buttons: Cute as a Buttons
Cowboy: Kissin’ Cowboy
Stretch: Slooow Rider
Brewster: Brewster’s One in A Million
Group Tag Line: “Yes, we are special!”

Aditi Czarnomski Terpstra November 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Shadow: Born Free
Bottons: Cute As A…
Cowboy: Will Slide For Kisses
Stretch: Reach For The Stars
Brewster: Lady’s Man

Sarah K November 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Shadow – Wild, Hippy Girl
Buttons – Parade Queen
Cowboy – It’s Reining Cows Hallelujah
Stretch – Smooth Operator
Brewster – Momma’s Boy

Jessica Lough December 1, 2010 at 1:25 am

Shadow: “Good Horse Gone Wild”, “Wild for you”, “You drive me wild”
Buttons: “Cute as a Button”, “Not Small, Fun-sized!”
Cowboy: “Kissy Face Cowboy”, “I love everybody”, “Hanging with the cows”
Stretch: “Sky High Riders”, “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”
Brewster: “Waiting for my Chance”, “Lookin’ for a Job”

Tricia vaughan December 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

Stretch: Slow and Steady
Buttons: Little Girl, Big Heart
Shadow: Out of the Wild
Cowboy: “Will Work for Kisses” ,”Will work for Love”, “free kisses to a good home”, “kiss me!”, or “free Kisses!”
Brewster: Best Job Ever!

Tricia vaughan December 1, 2010 at 2:37 am

One more for Buttons: “cute as me!”

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