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50 Horse Names That Give Seabiscuit a Run for His Money


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Pets can take a long time to name. Even if you're a pet-naming professional, it's pretty easy to get lost in the sauce with silly names, lazy names, and even names that sound like they're just meant for people. Dogs and cats are hard enough to name, but coming up great horse names can be even more difficult. After all, this is your trusty steed--your loyal stallion. Horses are majestic creatures, and their monikers should absolutely match. Some racehorse names can inspire stories even years after those horses have retired.

Whether you prefer a horse name that comes from the heart, something a little bit goofy, or a solid name that will serve your steed well, look no further than our list of horse names perfect for any new foal in your life.

Male Horse Names

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  1. Smokey
  2. Diablo
  3. Thunder
  4. Atlas
  5. Big Red
  6. Champ
  7. Patch
  8. Dallas
  9. Jumper
  10. Alfie

Female Horse Names

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  1. Flicka
  2. Coco
  3. Pegasus
  4. Oreo
  5. Black beauty
  6. Zelda
  7. Alaska
  8. Kit kat
  9. Cowgirl
  10. Calypso

Kentucky Derby-Inspired Horse Names

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Love the Kentucky Derby? Here are some of our favorite derby horse names to get you started.

  1. Lord Murphy
  2. Elwood
  3. Citation
  4. Stone Street
  5. Grindstone
  6. Jet Pilot
  7. Big Brown
  8. Exterminator
  9. Sir Barton
  10. War Admiral

Funny Horse Names

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Sometimes, something isn't quite right with your horse, but it's okay! Comic relief always has a place in naming an animal, especially if that animal is, well, a little odd.

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  1. Hoarse
  2. Broomstick
  3. Wotsit
  4. Snoreen
  5. Houdini
  6. Penny Loafer
  7. Nipper
  8. Passing Wind
  9. Forest Jump
  10. Sonic

Food-Inspired Horse Names

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Food names might seem a little goofy, and they are, but they can make great names.

  1. Burrito
  2. Enchilada
  3. Pistachio
  4. Latte
  5. Gouda
  6. Chalupa
  7. Ocean Cookie
  8. Pinto Bean
  9. Bred & Butter

What do you think about these horse names? Tell us on the Wide Open Pets Facebook page!

READ MORE: 20 Popular Horse Breeds From Around the World

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