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Think Hard Before Naming Your New Horse

Naming your new horse (or any pet) is a necessary part of bonding with any animal, and coming up with a good name for your horse can be especially difficult, as many people don't realize that a horse can become a just as big a part of your family as any other animal. If you're buying a horse, then you have high hopes of that animal taking on a heavy workload, which, of course, was what they are bred for. You will become much closer to it than you ever expected, and if you treat your horse well, it will treat you well. Take your time to come up with a good name that you and your trusty new steed will share for a lifetime.

The list below is a good starting point for someone looking to give their new horse a name, but feel free to mix and match the names to come up with new ones. Even if you don't find a name that strikes your fancy, the list may give you inspiration into coming up with a nice name on your own. Thanks for visiting and good luck finding a name for a life long new friend.

The Color of A Horse

Some Cool Names For a Horse

Wisenheimer

Calamity Call

50 Nations

Manipulation

Furious Gypsy

Layaway

Aaron’s Law

Layer By Layer

Prism

Son of a Gun

Upper Call

Penny Dreadful

Dusty Roads

Explosion

Adjustment

Quasimodo

Iron Grizzly

Bait and Switch

Thunder Alpine

Moving Violation

Tropicana

Jackeroo

DC Money Machine

New Monty

Revelator

Happy Trails

Terminus

Bone Jack

Zephyr

Jelly Bean

Bad Hair Day

Zizzle

Rap Major

Dream Machine

Brass Lad, The

Reality Check

Mad Max

Ecosystem

Tenderloin

Public Enemy

French Connection

Hair In The Butter

Staff Of Life

Backlash

Kentucky Knight

Walkabout

Ratio

Killer Bee

Back Alley

Awesome X

Closer To Thirteen

Greenhorn

Clay Cross

Law and Order

Noisy Boy

Salamander

Kopeck

Dollar Bill

Take Two

Cross Country

2nd Hour

Rugged

King Kong

Grave Digger

Unity

Happy Ending

Old Boss

Epic Run

Contingent

Last Mile

Samson

Dark Matter

Vanguard

Lost In Memphis

Knobs

Seven Days Fresh

Espionage

Dead Drop

Simple Life

Kickback

Cash Back

Just Incredible

Stronger Than Yesterday

Easy Fashion

Before Sunrise

Silver Rush

Six Cushions

Order in the Court

Black Water

Big Sugar

Charasmatic

Wonder Wall

Fonso

Beast

Cover Girl

Middle Ground

Mynute

Dodger

Dalmation

Fear Not

Subscription

Think Twice

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Other Tips To Help Name Your Horse

  • The color of your steed can be added to another word to make a memorable name for your new pet. Maybe you can choose lesser known words to replace more popular ones; instead of red, maybe you could use crimson.
  • Different horses have different temperaments or moods which can be used to make names even more personal to your new foal. The key is to observe how they interact with fellow horses and people for a few days before deciding what kind of temperament they have.
  • Don't rush to give your new pet a name. While it is important to come up with a name, feel free to take a day or two to mull over the decision. Interacting with your horse is more important than naming it at first anyways. Positive interaction can build a strong and trusting relationship.
  • Use the name of the horse's breed in conjunction with other words to come up with a cool name. For example, if you own a Banker horse, which is a breed of wild horses living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you could come up with a name like "Banker's Hours".

The Best Horse Names Are a Mesh Between Owner and Horse

Boomerang

Western Wishes

Kiss Off

Metropolis

Dallas Hustle

Lilac Defender

Talent Worth

Afghan Star

Limited Edition

50/50

Gold Dust

Night Ride To Omaha

Amadeus

Solaris

Double Digit

Rebel Without A Cause

Manna From Hell

Sinner Man

Wicket

Walk The Chalk

Holy Smoke

Milestone

Juniper

Twilight Time

Dual Personality

Equinox

Four Star Blues

Back In Black

Quake

March Hare

Teacher’s Pet

Jackpot

Daisy Chain

Vortex

Soft Tack

Cut and Run

Night Before Christmas

Hollywood Scrapper

Imbalance

Gung-Ho

Mannequin

Silver Kill

Grifter

Chopper

Water Tight

Chopper

Countrified

January Effect

Big Red Ivy

Zero Sum

In The Loop

Rock Slide

Most Wanted

Penny From Heaven

Golden Opportunity

Reckless

Heartbreaker

Call of the Wild

Hollow Point

Ruffian

Made In America

Scepter

Hurt So Good

Penny For Your Thoughts

On The Make

Free Fall

Bloody January

Texas Liberty

Moonlight Serenade

Bloom

Isis

Midnight Rambler

Horror Story

Subterranean

X-Ray Jay

Candlestick

Chop Shop

Anything But Average

Starter On Tuesday

Future Plan

Neon Black

Bloodhound In The Grey

Madman Jack

Trojan

Huntress

Wingtergreen

Kryptonite

Evolution C

Shamrock

Calvacade

8 AM

General Panic

Midori

Nostalgia

Gallows

Doll Maker

Triple A

Frontier Gold

Executioner

Hidalgo - End of the Race

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.

— C.W. Anderson

More Cool Horse Names for Your Consideration

Master Blaster

Barricade

Window Dresser

Uncle Zeus

Deal Breaker

Screw Tape

Army of Two

Humbug

Plan C

Darkness Below

Across the 8th Dimension

Sunburst

Hard Landing

Graffiti

Silent Night

Monopoly

Youth In Revolt

State By State

Sunny Side Up

Old World

Rascal

Mustang Angel

Pied Piper

Grand Illusion

Bottom In January

Landslide

Faro

Hanging Man

Claymore

Columbo

Phenomenal

Pursuit

Risky Business

Sweet Chocolate

Mad Hatter

Distributor

Goldsmith

Thundering Timbers

Killing Them Softly

Landlord

Major Player

Entry Point

Co-founder

Ivy

Gutsy Play

Cleveland Bay

Copperhead

Half Life

Meeting On Sunday

Dead Heat

Perfect Storm

Around the Clock

Roadblock

Fly Rink

Aspen Colder

Lickety Split

Old Hollywood

War Whistle

Keeper of the Keys

Genie In A Bottle

Sunlight Storm

Game Changer

Madagascar

Mission Storm

September Put

Berserker

Murmur

Turquoise

Devil In The Snow

Hard Case

All That Jazz

Sinbad

Second Guess

Blood Moon Dynamite

Happy Returns

Money Back Guarantee

Double Nickel

Boy Is Back In Town

Curio

Roman Holiday

True Grit

Baker’s Dozen

Seminar

Small State

Big Brown

Tripwire

Nightcap

Goodness Gracious

Mythic Matrix

Knock Down

Easy Rider

Lumberjack

Odd Job

Steeler

Elwood

Puff

Ready to Live

Runner's Chance

Microwave

Fifth King

Psychonaut

Valuation

Mermaid Kisses

Rodeo Red

Color by Numbers

Manhattan

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Another Batch of Racehorse Names (or Regular Horse Names)

 

 

 

Coastal Invader

A Little Bit Sci-Fi

Mean Green

Hot To Trot

Too Hot To Handle

Par For The Course

Into The Future

Traps

Orphan Blue

Blond Aviator

Friday The 13th

High Dollar

Portfolio

Distortion

Bogart

Switcheroo

Lord Bowler

Dysfunctional

Dark Water

Ossified

Wild At Heart

Marionette

Big Man Steel

Cornucopia

Rowdy

Admiral

Equilibrium

Sergeant At Arms

High River Prince

Bitmap

Gotham

Record Level

Gunslinger

Lies and Scandal

Coming Up Roses

Cold Blooded

Madder Lake

Real Image

Winter Kill

Bone Orchard

Overdraft

Hard Knock Life

Crimson Avenger

Sad Part

Celestial

Dangler

Icarus

Hand Over Fist

Harvest Moon

Death by Seventy

Mister Ed

Ambush

Bottom Line

Listed In London

Barbarian Horde

Phobia

Joint Return

Telegram

Devilish

Counter Rally

Able Warrior

Fast Market

Nightfall

Dirty Dancer

Gypsy Muffin

Fabulously Lit

Holy Grail

Born To Be Badder

Default

Cannonball

Shaken Not Stirred

Lone Star

Cinema

House Of Night

Checkers

Sideswipe

Tasmanian Devil

Subscriber

Dying To Tell

Bad Box

Café Racer

Re-tracer

Broken Record

Deep Cut

Teaser

Kabuki

Trinity

Black Gold

Sandman

Vertigo

Mark Down

Stomper

Room Service

Love Bug

Atticus

Lord Nikon

Big Cut

Midway

Compromise

Name Your Horse After A Stooge

  • Moe could be a horse that is a bit of a bully, but always loyal to his family.
  • Curly could be one that is a bit wild and will show off from time to time.
  • A steed named after Shemp could have a personality that is a bit timid but eventually comes through in the end.
  • Save Larry for horses that have some wild hair or tail wagging going on.

Clydesdale Horses Giving An Interview

Did You Know?

1. Horses are social animals and will actually get lonely if left by themselves, and have been known to mourn the passing of a companion.

2. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

3. Horses will not lie down all at once because at least one will act as a look out to alert the others of potential danger approaching.

4. Newborn horses (foals) can run within hours after birth.

5. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.

The Best Names for Horses Often Have a Story Behind Them

  • Guiding Light: Someone once told me that they used to own a white American Quarter Horse that all other horses always followed, which is, of course, how it got its name.
  • Splatter: A friend of mine bought an American Paint that his 3 year old nephew promptly tried to copy the design on the family dog.

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What's The Name Of Your Horse And Why Did You Give It The Name You Did?

Don (author) from Tennessee on September 01, 2020:

How about another word that relates to the color blue, like "Cobalt" or "Azure Sky".

Christin on August 29, 2020:

I have a buckskin gelding with beautiful blue eyes, but I am still unsure of a name. I know I want something to match her blue eyes, but I need some advise. Got any?

BlushingDuck (sub to my yt) on August 25, 2020:

I really like Boomerang!

Positive Reinforcement student on June 26, 2020:

I ight be getting 1-3 horses today ones a gelding and two are mare, i will name the boy Odyssey or Everest, and the black mare Twilight

Equestrian on April 14, 2020:

When I get my horse..... If it is a gelding I will probably name him Spartan and if is a mare I will probably name her Pegasus!

Arya and Clara too because she wouldn't a hors on April 09, 2020:

I deliver the horse 1/2 hair two horses please 2 horses please staffs hair

Lad on March 06, 2020:

I don't have a horse of my own but I go to a ranch and ride a horse named Lad every summer, I think the name Lad is cute and suits him well Lad

Elk on February 28, 2020:

Shadowfax for a Camarillo horse. (Shadowfax after Gandalfś horse in Lord of the Rings)

Don (author) from Tennessee on February 05, 2020:

It would be a great name for a horse, especially one that has a little bit of a wild streak in them.

Karen on February 05, 2020:

Would renegade be a good name for a horse

Annie on December 28, 2019:

If I get a horse it will hopefully be white or chestnut. If it’s white I would name it Citrus or Lemon, and if chestnut either Skipper or Cinnamon(Cinna for short). But really those names are a bit more feminine to me so if it’s a gelding, it would be Blue for the white and Flame for the chestnut.

Don (author) from Tennessee on December 12, 2019:

If you want a name that is more villainous then you could give her a name after a famous female villain such as Hela, Mystique or Elle.

Utica on December 10, 2019:

I have a pure black paint quarter horse mare with a bad attitude and the owner never named her what would be a good name for her?

Don (author) from Tennessee on November 17, 2019:

Kaine is a fine name for a horse. If you've been calling him that for a while it may be very hard to get him used to a different one.

Kylie on November 12, 2019:

I have a Arabian and he’s very stubborn but his name is kaine what do you think would be a better name for him?

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 28, 2019:

I've got to tell you that I've had bad experiences re-naming any kind of pet after they've had a name for a while. It usually just confuses them and will take a long time for them to get used to the new name. That being said you could try naming him a similar name like "Black Jack", maybe?

sam on October 28, 2019:

Hey

I have a thoroughbred cross stallion and he is the boss of everyone ,His old name was black jake but i want to change it so what would be a good name for a stallion

thanks sam

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 24, 2019:

The most obvious choice for a name would be "Boss" or something similar or related to that word: Chieftess, Madame Skipper, Lady Superior, etc.

Redskin nation on October 24, 2019:

I have a palomino mare and likes to be the boss of everything what do you think would be a good name

Don (author) from Tennessee on September 06, 2019:

A few names that pop into mind right off hand are Ronin, Shelby, Bullitt, Boss Red and Mach 1.

Can Chaser 101 on September 05, 2019:

I need some name ideas for a red roan gelding he is a mustang, very fast, and a little hard headed!!

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 12, 2019:

Horses are big, but the main thing to remember is they have personalities just like humans. Some are curious, some afraid, some nervous and some have no fear at all. Spend time with some before making a choice.

Jordan on July 08, 2019:

Im absolutley terrified by horses ( i havent had a bad experience or anything i think its just the size ) i however am planning to get over my fear and hopefully one day own a horse id love an all black shire called Odin

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 01, 2019:

I think you just did. A lot of people read comments just for the purpose of finding valuable information from other readers. "Midas" is a great name. Thanks for adding to the quality of this article.

I like midas on June 01, 2019:

Midas is a GREAT name for a horse you should put it on

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 01, 2019:

One of the first names that popped into my head was "Barrel-rider". I think it was due to the fact that I have just finished reading The Hobbit by Tolkien.

T on April 29, 2019:

I just got a four year old mare who is sorrel in color. she is a quarter quarter horse and 3/4 thoroughbred. she is fast and I am planning to barrel race her. Please help me give her a name . Thanks!

M on April 28, 2019:

I have 4 horses.

Blue Roan Mare: Cinema

Paint Mare: Citrus

Bay Gelding: Pistol

Grulla Paint Gelding: Heartbreaker

I took a lot of time picking these names.

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 21, 2019:

Before naming your horse, you should take the time and find out what kind of personality he or she has. This will help you pick out a name that fits the horse.

Mia on April 20, 2019:

I am looking for a really good name for my new paint horse please give suggestions

Zara on April 18, 2019:

My palomino horses name is Snoopy, and I have nicknamed my neighbors horses Max, Badger, and Basil. Basil and Badger are dark brown horses with white blazes, Max is a sweet bay.

T on April 17, 2019:

I suggest whiskey for either a darker horse or a palomino

WEB on April 15, 2019:

If I had a horse, I would have a pitch black friesian stallion called Onyx. Can anyone think of a different name for that horse?

Rilee on March 28, 2019:

Hey Page. I have a suggestion for your horse name.

I have a Appaloosa X Arabian, 2 yrs, 7month old colt. I named him Buckskin because he is buckskin dappled.

I suggest buckskin, or buck

Samara on March 13, 2019:

I have Palomino and his name is Chief.

Don (author) from Tennessee on March 09, 2019:

One big factor what you name your new horse is what the animal is going to be used for. If your horse is going to be racing or jumping you might want to go with an impressive horse name (Nero means black in Italian).

If your new pet is just to be used for casual riding, as a work horse or just a pet, you can really give it any name you want (and are not embarrassed to tell others).

Heidi on March 08, 2019:

I’m getting a horse on Sunday it’s a black four year old filly and I have no clue what to name her

Don (author) from Tennessee on February 22, 2019:

The breed is pretty well known for being a sturdy work horse, so why not to try to come up with a cool rugged name for him. You could even name him after some Old West gunfighters (Ketchum, Curly Bill, Younger, etc.).

Page on February 21, 2019:

I am going to get a horse and I am not sure what to name it. it is a boy . And it is a buckskins, if you have a name please let

Instagram=my_manic_mares on November 29, 2018:

I have two mares named Nessa and Molly

Olivia on November 19, 2018:

I am a horse loving person if I had a horse I would have an Appaloosa or a quarter horse and name him or her clove

Don (author) from Tennessee on November 12, 2018:

I believe you answered your own question. Why not a name like Goofy or Goofster, or if you want a more dignified name how about Tease?

I have 2 horses one called raven the other I haven’t named on November 11, 2018:

What should I name my other horse he’s a goofball because he likes to tease me and try to drop apples on my head should I name him boomerang or any other suggested names

Hailee on October 21, 2018:

I have have 4 horses they are all mine. The Arabian's name is Flicka, because she looks like Flicka in the movies but white. My beautiful Black Stallion(Breed- Rocky Mountain Horse)is Phantom. And my two twin foals the Flicka and Phantom had is (both grey bodies with a brown face) Storm and Blaze.

Animal star on October 10, 2018:

I have 2 horses a 4 year old Thoroughbred bay stallion called Jeremy and a 20 year old thoroughbred white, black spotted mare called Coco. I love you horses

Daisy la bee on October 03, 2018:

I have a cute little Falabella Named Whiskers

Maddie on September 24, 2018:

Bay horse named candy

Dun horse named missle

pedro on August 25, 2018:

i have a welsh cob and a bay mare called Trinity and Jett

Mj on August 16, 2018:

I have a mini named Shamrock I love her very much

Sienna on June 17, 2018:

I have a 17.2 black pure blood arabian stallion called Excalibur.

Chloe on May 08, 2018:

If I had a horse, it would be an Appaloosa named Cloudy.

Easter on March 22, 2018:

If I had a horse, it would be a bay mare named Breeze

Horse lover on October 16, 2016:

if i got a horse I would get a black stallion and name him Jet