Last year during my search for a new horse I came across some horses with some pretty interesting names. I’m no stranger to horses with unusual names as my last one was named Toes. I wish I had learned the story behind his name, but it’s still a mystery. What I do know though, is that apparently he used to be stabled next to a horse named Shoes. For real. But my favorite ridiculous name goes to this horse named…Horsey McHorseface. Poor animal!
I started thinking about what I would name a horse, and after chatting with some friends I’ve started a list of names for you to use as a resource in case you want to rename your horse, or if you’re lucky enough to name a foal.
In my own life, my new horse is named Frodo. I’ll admit I’ve never seen Lord of the Rings but somehow I think it suits him and I decided not to change it. What do you think? Here’s a couple pictures of him.
I realize that “bad” and “good” horse names are very subjective and I’m sure I’m missing many great names, so If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments below!
Angeleno (AJ or Angel for short)
Beau (or Bo)
Brandy (good for bays)
Domino (good for a black and white Paint)
Dora (could have Veladora or Doriena as a show name)
Eye of the Storm
Ghost (good for a gray horse)
High Hopes (Hope for short)
Indy (Indigo for a show name)
Irish or Irish Luck (good for an Irish Sport Horse)
Jabelle (Bella for short)
Jackson (Jax for short)
Keep the Faith (Faith for short)
Koda (Indian name for friend)
Midnight (good for a black horse)
Noir (good for a black horse)
Paint the Sky (For a Paint)
Pepsi (For a horse full of energy. This is the name of the main character’s horse in my middle-grade mystery, as well as the name of one of my favorite childhood horses)
Rembrant (Remi for short)
Serafina (for those who are fans of the Serafina and the Black Cloak book!)
Sterling (good for a gray)
Sullivan (Sully for short)
Super Sox (Sox for short)
Talk of the Town
The Flying Dutchman (good for a Dutch Warmblood)
Ultra Blue (good for a gray horse, Blue for short)
Whiskers (good for a silly horse, maybe Mr. Whiskers for a show name)
Wings (With Wings for a show name)
Places can make good names. Here’s some popular ones:
Fun Pony Names
One last suggestion is inspired from a trio of ponies at my barn. One is named Bacon, one is Egg, and another is Cheddar!