Horse Names

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This is intended to be serious fun. Of the well over 9 million horses currently living in the United States very few are actually used as the owner's principal means of transportation or work. I hope at least some of these horse names will put a smile on your face, after all, that's why we own equines.

Racing and Show

Don't overlook these names just because you don't have a race horse. These devices can be used for any moniker.

You've found a great name for your horse, but it's already taken. Here are descriptive words to modify your great idea to make it unique.

Here are more adjectives to create great race horse names.

Try these titles for more unique combinations.

These say speed!

Follow this link for equine monikers from popular culture.


These relate to love and friendship.

These are space related.

These relate to happiness.

Here are names for luck and good fortune.

These are magic and dreams themed.

Travel the world in your own saddle with these geographical place names.

These horse names are musical.

Females Only

Here are feminine names for your mares and fillies.

More feminine ones for mares and fillies.

And here are some just for girls.

Flowers make great girl horse names.

Males Only

Masculine monikers.

By Color



White or Gray



Red, Sorrel or Chestnut

Brown or Bay

Black and White

All American

Show your patriotic spirit with these great ideas.

Cute and Little

Follow this link for baby horse names , cute names for horses and ponies, and miniature horses.


Elegant names for dressage horses and other charming horses.


These funny ones will bring a smile to your face.

A little wicked humor.

These are nonsensical and funny.

More laughs that are cartoon related.

Here are some funny names for the show ring.

Great Horse Names

Here are some that relate to dance.


Here are some French ideas.

Aloha from Hawaii.

Follow this link for some great Icelandic names.

Here is a page of Norse mythology names for more ideas.

This page will help you with Icelandic translation.

More Nordic inspiration here.

Quarter Horse Names

Here are some great western horse names not just for quarter horses, but also for paints and appaloosas.

One Word

Here are some great one-word horse names.

More great one-word monikers.

Even shorter--these have only one-syllable.

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Have some more fun with these horse quotes from Wallis n' Daughter Farm.