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340+ Horse Names That Are Sure To Develop A Colt Following

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Whether you’re a dog parent, a cat parent, or a pet chicken parent, it’s no secret that pets, in general, are a huge commitment — but horses are a different story entirely. Unless you already have other horses, you’re going to have to find a place for yours to live, not to mention a variety of other costs like food, vet bills, and equipment. But there are plenty of upsides to owning a horse, including if you have kids. Caring for a horse teaches a child responsibility and time management (they are time-consuming!), and also gets up them and moving, providing a source of outdoor exercise.

Determining whether to get a horse is certainly an important decision, but there’s another one that will take some consideration: what you should name your new horse. Maybe you want a name based on the horse’s breed, coat color, or type. Or perhaps the horse has such a strong personality that their name ends up being a pretty obvious choice. Whatever your situation, you’re going to need some horse names. Fortunately for you, we’ve got ’em. Here are over 340 names to help you find the perfect moniker for your trusty steed.

Horse Names by Breed

One option is giving your horse a name that suits its breed. Here are a few to consider:

Quarter Horses

  1. Ladybug
  2. Cisco
  3. Lacey
  4. Sugar
  5. Cash
  6. Fancy
  7. Blue
  8. Buddy
  9. Raven
  10. Spirit

Friesians

  1. Gypsy
  2. Jack
  3. Spirit
  4. Lilly
  5. Rebel
  6. Black Jack
  7. Jasper
  8. Sadie
  9. Toby
  10. Harley

Arabians

  1. Alexia
  2. Prince
  3. Annie
  4. Levi
  5. Trooper
  6. Izzy
  7. Diva
  8. Lilly
  9. Ransom
  10. Treasure

Appaloosas

  1. Alexia
  2. Twister
  3. Luna
  4. Apple
  5. Sheba
  6. Blue
  7. Cheyenne
  8. Star
  9. Apache
  10. Gabby
  11. Stormy

Paint Horses

  1. Dakota
  2. Bella
  3. Lady
  4. Tucker
  5. Sierra
  6. Scout
  7. Lucky
  8. Jewel
  9. Snickers
  10. Belle

Horse Names by Coat Color

Sometimes a horse’s coat is so striking that it basically picks the name for you. Here are a few possibilities:

Black

  1. Noir
  2. Jaguar
  3. Ebony
  4. Onyx
  5. Domino (for a black horse with white markings)
  6. Black Annie
  7. Black Beauty
  8. Black Caviar
  9. Black Diamond
  10. Black Rose
  11. BlackJack
  12. Bucephalus
  13. Coco
  14. Colt
  15. Dark Prince
  16. Dark Star
  17. Eclipse
  18. Hershey
  19. Knight rider
  20. Lady hawk
  21. Midnight
  22. Morticia
  23. Night
  24. Nightmare
  25. Raven
  26. Shadow
  27. Slayer
  28. Thunder
  29. Velvet
  30. Zorro

Bay and Brown

  1. Adobe
  2. Bacon
  3. Blob
  4. Brandy
  5. Caramel
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Cleveland
  8. Cookie
  9. Cow
  10. Freckles
  11. Hamster
  12. Kit Kat
  13. Latte
  14. Milky
  15. Snickers
  16. Syrup
  17. Tabby
  18. Taffy

Chestnut

  1. Autumn
  2. Opie
  3. Fiona
  4. Pippi Longstocking
  5. Peter Pan
  6. Russel
  7. Anne Shirley
  8. Ginger

Palomino and Buckskin

  1. Blondie
  2. Rapunzel
  3. Spirit
  4. Trapper
  5. D’Oro

Gray

  1. Arctic Star
  2. Asher
  3. Ashy
  4. Blizzard
  5. Blue Steel
  6. Breeze
  7. Casper
  8. Cloud
  9. Cobweb
  10. Crystal
  11. Dream
  12. Dusty
  13. Grayson
  14. Lacey
  15. Luna
  16. Napoleon
  17. Olaf
  18. Pepper
  19. Silver dollar
  20. Snowball
  21. Steele
  22. Traveler

Pinto

  1. Scout
  2. Little Joe
  3. Jigsaw
  4. Pirate
  5. Rembrandt

White

  1. Alpine
  2. Angel
  3. Arctic
  4. Blizzard
  5. Bone-chilling
  6. Buttermilk
  7. Casper
  8. Champagne
  9. Cirrus
  10. Clara
  11. Cloud
  12. Coconut
  13. Cream
  14. Crystal
  15. Daisy
  16. Diamond
  17. Faith
  18. Fog
  19. Frost
  20. Frozen
  21. Ghost
  22. Glacier
  23. Heaven
  24. Iceberg
  25. Icecap
  26. Icy
  27. Iris
  28. Ivory
  29. Jasmine
  30. Kanthaka
  31. Luna
  32. Marengo
  33. Marshmallow
  34. Moon
  35. Moonbeam
  36. Moondance
  37. Moonlight
  38. Nimbus
  39. Nova
  40. Orchid
  41. Pearl
  42. Pegasus
  43. Pegasus
  44. Peony
  45. Shadowfax
  46. Slushy
  47. Snow
  48. Snowball
  49. Snowdrop
  50. Snowman
  51. Snowy
  52. Starlight
  53. Storm
  54. Sugar
  55. Twister
  56. White Flash
  57. Wings

Horse Names Based on Personality

If you haven’t spent a lot of time around horses, you may be surprised to find out exactly how much personality these animals have. (Spoiler: A lot.) If your horse has a particular personality trait that stands out, consider one of these horse names:

Bossy Horse

  1. El Jefe
  2. Queen
  3. Boots
  4. Major
  5. Barkley
  6. Michael Scott

Silly

  1. Barnaby
  2. Whiskers
  3. Balki
  4. Newton
  5. Schmoopi
  6. Tigger
  7. Buster
  8. Flopsy

Cultured Horses

  1. Mozart
  2. Jackson
  3. Beethoven
  4. Mona
  5. Dickinson
  6. Bard
  7. Da Vinci
  8. Sullivan
  9. Chopin
  10. Joyce

Well-Traveled Horses

  1. Paris
  2. Sicily
  3. Beijing
  4. Vancouver
  5. Utah
  6. Sydney
  7. Berlin
  8. Carolina
  9. Passport
  10. London
  11. Virginia
  12. Dakota
  13. Arizona
  14. Brooklyn
  15. Brittany
  16. Bruges
  17. Limerick
  18. Everest
  19. Siberia
  20. Tropical

Elegant Horses

  1. Isabelle
  2. Randolph
  3. Debutante (“Deb” for short)
  4. Marquis
  5. Juliet
  6. Henrietta
  7. Vanderbilt
  8. Versailles
  9. David Rose

Horse Names by Type

Not only do horses come in different breeds, but there are also several different types, based on the horse’s primary occupation. Take a look at these horse names and see if they inspire you:

Ponies

  1. Buttons
  2. Misty
  3. Cloudy
  4. Dolly
  5. Cookie
  6. Charlie Brown
  7. Kokomo
  8. Olaf
  9. Tiny
  10. Buzz
  11. Peanut
  12. Daisy
  13. Blakey
  14. Cinnamon
  15. Palomo
  16. Bella
  17. Annie
  18. Flash
  19. Missy
  20. Scooter

Draft Horses

  1. Monte
  2. Baymax
  3. Goliath
  4. Universe
  5. Sadie
  6. Bud
  7. Bacardi
  8. Ike
  9. Yankee
  10. Bella
  11. Sapphire
  12. Tara
  13. Copper
  14. Rocky

Sport Horses

  1. Bolt
  2. Challenger
  3. Billie Jean
  4. Fargo
  5. Jet
  6. Victory
  7. Pharaoh

Western Horses

  1. Trigger
  2. Champ
  3. Oakley
  4. Bonney
  5. Rio
  6. Dale
  7. Gene
  8. Cash
  9. Chisholm
  10. Wayne

Names for Pairs of Horses

Some horses come as pairs, so it makes sense to give them names that reflect their partnership. A few include:

  1. Anne and Diana
  2. Lee and Grant
  3. Fred and Barney
  4. Winston and Churchill
  5. Rhett and Scarlett
  6. Dorothy and Sophia
  7. Rose and Blanche
  8. Laverne and Shirley
  9. Garfield and Odie
  10. Mary and Rhoda
  11. Bonnie and Clyde
  12. Sam and David
  13. Frank and Jesse
  14. Florence and Nightingale
  15. Sonny and Cher

Famous Racehorse Names

Looking for a list of race-car-fast horses? Check out this list below if you want to give your horse a name inspired by speed and greatness.

  1. A.P. Indy
  2. Affirmed
  3. Alydar
  4. American Pharoah
  5. Barbaro
  6. Black Caviar
  7. Bold Ruler
  8. Citation
  9. Count Fleet
  10. Dr. Fager
  11. Eclipse
  12. Holy Bull
  13. Justify
  14. Kelso
  15. Lost in the Fog
  16. Man o’ War
  17. Native Dancer
  18. Phar Lap
  19. Red Rum
  20. Ruffian
  21. Seabiscuit
  22. Seattle Slew
  23. Secretariat
  24. Smarty Jones
  25. Spectacular Bid
  26. Sunday Silence
  27. War Admiral
  28. Winx
  29. Zenyatta

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