70+ Funny Horse Names & Puns (Best Ever!)

70+ Funny Horse Names & Puns (Best Ever!)

From the world of horse racing to the showjumping ring, there are some funny horse names that have surfaced over the years. Who names these horses and why they choose these names remains a mystery but here are some of the most humorous names I have come across.

70+ Funny Horse Names & Puns (Best Ever!).

Funny Horse Names 

Some horses are given funny names based on the color of their coat or the way they look. Others are named based on their nature and character when in and around the stables. Some of the funniest names include:

  1. Broomstick
    a great name for a horse that likes to take off or is really fast
  1. Houdini 
    the perfect name for a horse who is a master escape artist or is a bit of a trickster
  1. Harry Trotter
    For all the Harry Potter enthusiasts out there, Harry Trotter is the perfect combination of magic and equine enthusiasm. 
  1. Al Capony
    If you’re a Scarface fan and want to give your pony a tough and notorious name, this is a great fit and is bound to get some laughs at a horse show. 
  1. Usain Colt
    For a horse that is built for and loves speed, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better name than one linked to the American champion sprinter, Usain Bolt. 
  1. Mane Attraction
    Think flowy and shiny mane and a horse that loves the spotlight. This play on words is the perfect name for any flashy horse or pony.
  1. Trojan Horse
    The Trojan horse is an icon in Greek history — the Trojan horse was a large wooden statue that was filled with soldiers and used to trick the enemy. This is a fierce name for a fierce horse. 
  1. Maple Stirrup
    Find me one person who doesn’t love maple syrup. Now think of a cute pony, possibly with a golden coat or mane and tail, and you have Maple Stirrup. 
  1. Forest Jump
    Jump, Forest, Jump! A great twist from one of the greatest movies of all time. This versatile name could refer to a horse who runs long distances, is ever loyal or who simply has a sweet nature.
  1.  Kate Winsalot
    From Titanic to Finding Neverland, horse owners may just love this funny name for its reference to the great Kate Winslet. Add a horse or pony who brings home the prizes and you have the perfect horse name. 

What are good horse names? 

If you have the task of finding a name for a horse, particularly one you know or hope will be fast-paced, I have the perfect list of names for you:

  1. Bullet
  2. Spitfire
  3. Apollo
  4. Falcon
  5. Jet
  6. Flash
  7. Lightning
  8. Super Sonic
  9. Blazer
  10. Comet
70+ Funny Horse Names & Puns (Best Ever!)

What is a good name for a fast horse? 

If you have the task of finding a name for a horse, particularly one you know or hope will be fast-paced, I have the perfect list of names for you:

  1. Bullet
  2. Spitfire
  3. Apollo
  4. Falcon
  5. Jet
  6. Flash
  7. Lightning
  8. Super Sonic
  9. Blazer
  10. Comet

What are the most popular horse names? 

Much like human names, horse names follow particular trends at particular times. Naming your horse can be a daunting task, but it is also an exciting one. Here is a list of 20 of the most popular names for you to consider: 

  1. Sugar
  2. Cash
  3. Daisy
  4. Spirit
  5. Shadow
  6. Chance
  7. Gypsy
  8. Charlie
  9. Star
  10. Lucy
  11. Rosey
  12. Dash
  13. Sunshine
  14. Teddy
  15. Rose
  16. Patchy
  17. Cash
  18. Lilly
  19. Chance
  20. Annie

What are cute names for horses? 

Depending on your horse’s look or demeanor, you may be looking for a name that is soft, sweet or hints at just how cute they are. Here are 20 of the cutest horse names I have ever heard:

  1. Ballerina
  2. Charm 
  3. Lollipop
  4. Snowy 
  5. Teddy 
  6. Melody
  7. Babe
  8. Bambi
  9. Butter
  10. Poetry
  11. Snoopy
  12. Sugar
  13. Wind song
  14. Play girl
  15. Play boy
  16. Summer
  17. Vanilla
  18. Candy
  19. Caramel 
  20. Sunny

What are good female horse names? 

If it is a mare or a filly you are trying to find a name for, you will want a name which is feminine and which represents their character. Here is a list of my favorite names for female horses:

  1. Paris — Everyone loves Paris and having this city as a name has become very popular over the years, specifically for humans. This romantic name exudes royalty and a bit of glamour. 
  2. Jasmine — Whether it’s the beautiful smell of the Jasmine plant or the Arabian princess, Jasmine from Aladdin, this name only has positive references. 
  3. Madonna — If it’s a bold and flashy name you are after, this is the perfect fit. Madonna has inspired many names over the years and in the equestrian world, it is no different. 
  4. Brienne — There are many strong female names that come from the popular series of Game of Thrones and Brienne has to be a favorite. Brienne from Tarth is a strong and honorable knight who could take on anything in her path. 
  5. Daenerys — Also from Game of Thrones, Daenerys means ‘born of the storm’ and is the name given to the mother of dragons. This mystical name is the perfect fit for any flashy and courageous mare or filly. 
  6. Juno — If you have ever watched this movie, you may already be sold on the name. If you haven’t, Juno is a story about bravery and navigating some of life’s challenges. It’s a feel-good story and a feel-good name. 
  7. Willow — this feminine name is not tied to any particular movie or character but has a calm and cool sound to it for the more laid back and relaxed mare (if that is even a possibility). 
  8. Prada — If it’s a glamorous and stylish name you are after, look no further than this name of one of the biggest fashion houses in the world. 
  9. Dawn — This wonderful and historically British name has a gentle and soft ring to it. 
  10. Juliet — This name is for the Shakespearean fans who adore the romantic and dramatic story of Romeo and Juliet. 

What are good male horse names? 

For stallions or colts, you may be looking for a name which represents their strong-willed and bold nature. Here are 10 of my favorite names:

  1. Ace — this is a versatile name that is suited for so many types of stallions or colts. From the fast-paced and wild male horse to the flashy, good-looking performer, Ace is a great name. 
  2. Goliath — not a name for the faint-hearted, this is best suited to the bigger build of horses who fit with the image and story behind Goliath. 
  3. Stromzy — this name is specifically for those who are a fan of the rapper, Stormzy, and his music. 
  4. Batman — you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love and admire the character of Batman, a figure which represents strength and bravery. 
  5. Jet — Whether you are just looking for a strong name or the name which is fitted to a jet-black horse, this is a great choice for your male horse. 
  6. Leonardo — Maybe you’re a Di Caprio fan or maybe its more the beautiful works of Da Vinci which inspire you. Either way, don’t overlook Leonardo. 
  7. Magic Carpet — a personal favorite of mine, everyone knows the mysterious and wonderful magic carpet from Aladdin. 
  8. Nutcracker — for many people, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. If that rings true for you, why not opt for a Christmas themed name for your horse. 
  9. Rafiki — who doesn’t love the wise and funny baboon from the Lion King. 
  10. Tiger — last but certainly not least, Tiger is one of my favorite names because of how versatile and simple it is and its suitability to almost every horse.
70+ Funny Horse Names & Puns (Best Ever!)

How do you name a horse? 

Naming your horse is one of the most exciting things to do as you embark on a new equestrian journey with a new horse. But how do you actually go about it? Here are a number of different approaches people take:

  1. Naming after pedigree or lineage — for many prestigious breeds, especially thoroughbreds and warmbloods, the first half of their name is derived from their breeding. These are usually quite long and formal names and when used around the stables, are shortened for ease. 
  2. Naming after appearance — if your horse has a striking appearance, this might be the approach that makes the most sense. You could find inspiration from horses who have unusual coloring, striking markings (a star on their face or socks on their legs), or anything else which stands out when you look at them. 
  3. Naming by character — if you are lucky enough to know your horse from when they are born and get to know their character before deciding on a name, this is a great way to determine what name suits them best. This could be based on a naughty streak they have around the stable or a tendency to love attention. There are lots of different options when naming by character. 
  4. Use a name generator — the internet has so many weird and wonderful possibilities these days, including name generators. You can input a theme or idea, and the name generator will give you a wide range of options to choose from.

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