350+ Perfect Pony and Horse Names for Riders

Updated on July 4, 2019
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Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Horse name ideas for your beloved companion.
Horse name ideas for your beloved companion. | Source

How to Pick a Name for Your Mare, Stallion, or Gelding

We love horses! They are beautiful, intelligent, powerful, and graceful animals. Horse lovers know that a special horse or pony speaks to your heart, and they deserve a name that will celebrate how special they are.

Whether you have a mare, a stallion, or a gelding, there are some great name ideas out there to suit them. Here you'll find names for spirited horses, gentle horses, wild horses, and reliable horses. Whether an Arabian or American Paint, a Peruvian Paso or a grade horse . . . there is a special name just for them.

Tips for Picking a Name for Your Horse

When picking a name, consider your personality and your horse's personality, because a bond between a horse and their human is so special—two become one:

  • Coat Color: Is your horse black, bay or brown, chestnut, palomino, buckskin, sorrel, cremello, smokey, silver, champagne, or gray?
  • Coat Pattern: Is your horse roan, dapple, flea-bitten, pinto, tobiano, calico, sabino, splash-pattern, spotted, speckled, snowflake, frosted?
  • Personality: What is your horse's personality? What behaviors define them? Do they remind you of an element of nature or a character from a movie? Maybe they remind you of a famous horse? A famous racehorse? A famous person? Maybe your horse is graceful, strong, bold, goofy, stubborn, fearless, loving, gentle?
  • Activity: Is your horse a draft horse? Sport horse? Pony? Western? English? Well-traveled?

Horse names for mares.
Horse names for mares. | Source

Great Horse Names for Mares

Abigail
Audrey
Cascade
Acorn
Aurora
Cassie
Alaska
Autumn
Celeste
Alexa
Azure
Cher
Amber
Bindi
Cheyenne
America
Black Beauty
Cleo
Angel
Bonnie
Clover
Apple
Brooke
Coco
April
Cake
Daisy
Astrid
Candy
Dancer
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More Unique Name Ideas for Mares

Darling
Evita
Galaxy
Dawn
Faith
Gemma
Desire
Fancy
Gigi
Dina
Fantasia
Gina
Dolly
Fara
Ginger
Dora
Fern
Goldie
Dream
Fiona
Gracie
Dreamer
Flicka
Gucci
Dutch
Friday
Gypsy
Ebony
Gaia
Haley
Source
Halsey
Hope
Kylie
Hannah
India
Lacy
Happy
Ivy
Lady
Harriette
Jade
Layla
Harvest
Jazz
Lea
Hazel
Jelly
Lily
Heart
Jewel
Lola
Heaven
Kara
Lottie
Holly
Kasmir
Luna
Honey
Kiwi
Madeline

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Madonna
Mylie
Pebble
Mango
Nelly
Penny
Maple
Nevada
Pilar
Marigold
Nutmeg
Pina
Melody
Onyx
Pippa
Memory
Paisley
Pippi
Missy
Paris
Poppy
Misty
Peace
Prada
Moonlight
Peach
Prim
Morgan
Pearl
Queenie
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Cool Name Ideas for Female Horses

Raven
Sage
Spring
Rhianna
Sequoia
Star
Robin
Serenity
Starlight
Rose
Shadow
Stella
Rosie
Shasta
Strawberry
Roxy
Sierra
Sugar
Ruby
Silver
Suki
Rune
Sky
Summer
Sable
Sol
Sundance
Saffron
Spirit
Sunny
Tess
Unity
Winter
Thorn
Valley
Wild Heart
Tiara
Victoria
Wish
Tori
Violet
Xena
Trinity
Willow
Yuki
Twighlight
Winnie
Zoe
Horse names for stallions and geldings.
Horse names for stallions and geldings. | Source

Great Horse Names for Stallions and Geldings

Ace
Barley
Bodie
Apollo
Baron
Bolt
Aries
Beau
Boston
Arrow
Beethoven
Bugs
Artie
Billy
Buzz
Asher
Biscuit
Cajun
Astro
Black Jack
Caleb
Austin
Blazer
Calvin
Axle
Blizzard
Cash
Barkley
Blue
Chevy
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More Horse Name Ideas for Stallions and Geldings

Chief
Danny
Falcon
Chip
Dash
Fargo
Cisco
Davis
Fizz
Clyde
Diego
Flame
Colby
Doc
Flash
Comet
Doctor
Forest
Cosmo
Domino
Fox
Cupid
Dylan
Frankie
Dale
Echo
Frisco
Dallas
Elvis
Fritz
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Gandolf
Hershey
Jet
Gator
Hidalgo
Junior
Ghost
Highlander
Jupiter
Gilly
Houston
Kid
Gizmo
Huey
King
Glory
Inferno
Knight
Gunner
Ireland
Laredo
Gus
Jack
Legend
Harvey
Jag
Levi
Hawk
Jax
Lightning
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Best Horse Names for Male Horses

Little
Matrix
Orion
Logan
Maverick
Peanut
Lone Star
Mighty
Pepe
Lotto
Mozart
Pheonix
Lucky
Neptune
Pickle
Mac
Nitro
Pirate
Magic
North
Pisces
Major
Oasis
Polo
Malibu
Ocean
Pumpkin
Maroon
Oliver
Ranger
Source
Rascal
Russel
Sirius
Rebel
Rusty
Sol
Red
Sailor
Solar
Reggie
Salem
Solaris
Ridley
Sammy
Sonic
Ringo
Saxon
Stout
Rio
Scout
Sweetie
Rocky
Shiloh
Tahoe
Romeo
Sid
Tampa
Rush
Sidney
Tango

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Tanner
Toronto
West
Teddy
Tito
Whiskey
Theo
Tux
Wolf
Thor
Vegas
Yukon
Thunder
Ventura
Zinc
Tiger
Viking
Zippy
Tigger
Wesley
Zues

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Layne Holmes

    What's your favorite horse name?

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      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        8 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        that is a great rule! I love it. I think it's only fair!

      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        8 months ago from Maryland, USA

        This is such a great compilation of horse names! I have a horse naming rule where if a horse comes from a good loving owner no matter how much I dislike the name I don't change it. I feel it would be bad luck. If I get a horse with an unknown history or a bad situation, I always rename those horses to give them a fresh start!

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