60 Funny Horse Names That Are Sure to Make You Laugh

Written by Micky Moran
Published: December 25, 2023
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Horses are playful creatures, enjoying the company of other horses and the humans who care for them. While their behavior during playtime usually changes from humans to animals, experts say that horses learn some of these habits from watching their handlers. With such big personalities, funny horse names allow you to showcase these features to fit your horse’s character.

While choosing a stoic name represents their graceful and elegant movements, your horse’s playful nature could indicate that you need a better name. Funny names impact others who meet your horse but also allow you to be a little less serious when they misbehave. Having a funny name is also an extension of your horse’s humor, and any feisty horse deserves an equally gutsy name.

If you aren’t sure where to start, no problem! This list of funniest horse names might make naming this majestic and spirited mammal easier.

Does your horse like to escape or trick you during training? Perhaps Houdini is the right funny name for this horse. If your horse has a magical flare or scar above his eye, maybe Harry Trotter is the best name, paying tribute to the name of a fictional wizard from a beloved book series.

When we hear names from movies, music, or television shows we recognize, there’s a certain familiarity with the name. Like the humor in these names, your horse might be just as playful and relevant in today’s entertainment world. Here are a few funny horse names inspired by famous actors and characters in Hollywood.

  • Houdini
  • Harry Trotter
  • Al Ca-Pony
  • Usain Colt
  • Kate Winsalot
  • Edgar Allen Pony
  • Forest Jump
  • Liam Neighson
  • Pony Soprano
  • Ricky Bobby
  • Spongebob Horsepants
  • Lord of the Reins
  • Mr. Ed
  • Sir Prance-A-Lot
  • Speedy Gonzales
  • Daisy Mae
  • Pony Express
  • Marey Poppins

Funny Names For Horses Who Don’t Know Their Size

The average horse weighs between 900 and 1,200 pounds. While this weight is average for livestock, it is heavier than any domesticated animal. However, when horses become close to their trainer or owner, they forget how big they are. They become familiar with the interactions they experience, making them feel like they fit in places they simply can’t.

Maybe you should consider a horse name as silly as their need to play. Here are a few silly names for horses who may not realize they aren’t the colt they used to be.

  • Tiny
  • Pipsqueak
  • Bronze
  • Pee Wee
  • Chunk
  • Mac Daddy
  • Chickpea
  • Zipper

Funny Horse Names Based On Food

Side view of female feeding bay horse from bucket while standing near stall with metal fence and hay in barn

While your horse can sometimes be sweet, using a food name is a fun way to warn others of their sneaky side.


While naming your horse after food or a type of food might sound silly, think of the joy foods bring. Naming your horse after something sweet can be a way to pay tribute to their sensitive nature, but it also can be used as an ironic name for a horse with an attitude.

Funny food names are more than just a way to refer to your horse as your favorite treat. Food names are also a way to be sweet to them, creating puns in the same way that pop culture can. While a name like Sugar or Cupcake is a great way to pay tribute to kind horses, others have too big of a personality to focus on something sweet. Food names can also describe their coloring, personality, and more. You can even use food puns to refer to their rambunctious attitude.

Here are a few funny horse names inspired by foods:

  • Maple Stirrup
  • Frosted Flake
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin Top
  • Cotton Candy
  • Pinto Bean
  • Cupcake
  • Sugar Plum
  • Co-Co
  • Meatloaf
  • Green Bean
  • Stromboli

Funny Horse Names With Alliteration

Playfull horses in the pasture

Using a grammatical trick like alliteration helps others to remember your horse’s name more effectively.

©Nadine Cardinaels/Shutterstock.com

Alliteration involves repeating the same sound at the beginning of each word. This type of name offers many combinations for anyone who wants one that easily rolls off the tongue. This type of name is one of the most common techniques in commerce to make unforgettable names that are easy to remember but also create a new opportunity to have fun.

Choose any name you like, elaborating on your horse’s natural sense of humor with an adjective of the same name. Combine these qualities with a name usually reserved for humans – like Barb or Jim – to make the name even more ridiculous. Using alliteration to make any horse name makes it substantially more entertaining for anyone who hears it.

  • Dashing Daisy
  • Galloping Gary
  • Miss Marmalade
  • Sylvester Stallion
  • Hoofy Heart
  • Mucho Macho Man
  • Big Bertha
  • Bucktooth Betty
  • Galloping Goofball
  • Clip Clop Clumsy
  • Jockey’s Jester

Additional Funny Horse Names With Puns

bay horse shows his teeth in the stable, horse stalls

Play with different ideas to find the right name for your horse.


A funny name doesn’t always need to fit into any particular category. Naming your horse is so much more than finding a good name. By choosing humor, you show your horse’s personality; everyone has a different sense of it. While some people find alliteration gratifying, others enjoy the irony of naming an animal after a food or famous person.

When you find the right name, you know. However, narrowing down the part of their personality you want to highlight can be the hardest. Finding a name that suits your horse and brings out the laugh you hope for is no simple task. If you aren’t sure what qualities are the best ones to highlight, don’t stress. List some of your favorite qualities about your horse and see what you come up with. Maybe your funny horse name centers around how talkative and social your horse is. Maybe you want to play up how beautiful your horse is, joking about their stubbornness or dramatic reactions.

Here are a few miscellaneous names to try out for your horse and a few ideas for the horse it would suit best. (Try saying these names out loud to get the full effect!)

  • Hay Neighbor, for a social horse who might like your neighbors more.
  • Loosey Goosey, for a horse who wants to play around.
  • Mane Attraction, for a beautiful horse with a long mane.
  • Miss Bee Haven, for a horse who has a mischievous side.
  • Neigh Sayer, for a particularly vocal horse.
  • Night Mare, for an unruly personality or a dark-bodied build.
  • Horsing Around, for a horse who wants to keep playing.
  • Mare-Velous, for regal and kind horses.
  • Hay Girl, for a horse with a playful side.
  • Pasture Bedtime, for any late-night roaming horses.

Funny Names for Horses From A To Z: A Summary

1Al Ca-Pony
2Big Bertha
4Bucktooth Betty
7Clip Clop Clumsy
9Cotton Candy
11Daisy Mae
12Dashing Daisy
13Edgar Allen Pony
14Forest Jump
15Frosted Flake
16Galloping Gary
17Galloping Goofball
18Green Bean
19Harry Trotter
20Hay Girl
21Hay Neighbor
22Hoofy Heart
23Horsing Around
25Jockey’s Jester
26Kate Winsalot
27Liam Neighson
28Loosey Goosey
29Lord of the Reins
30Mac Daddy
31Mane Attraction
32Maple Stirrup
34Marey Poppins
37Miss Bee Haven
38Miss Marmalade
39Mr. Ed
40Mucho Macho Man
41Muffin Top
42Neigh Sayer
43Night Mare
44Pasture Bedtime
45Pee Wee
46Pinto Bean
48Pony Express
49Pony Soprano
50Ricky Bobby
51Sir Prance-A-Lot
53Speedy Gonzales
54Spongebob Horsepants
56Sugar Plum
57Sylvester Stallion
59Usain Colt

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About the Author

Micky Moran is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering mammals, travel, marine life, and geography. He has been writing and researching animals and nature for over 5 years. A resident of Arizona, he enjoys spending time with family, going on adventures across the United States with his wife and kids by his side.

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