900 Old Horse Names For Mares, Stallions & Geldings

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Old horse names are vintage and retro, perfect for the old souls who still appreciate the good old days.

But did you know that the name you choose should not only match your horse’s age, appearance, or even her personality?

Most horse owners consider old horse names from the previous breeder, Jockey club, or a horse society. But this should not always be the case.

So, here is a complete list of my favorite old horse names that you should pick for your beloved pet.

Check out this list of our favorite old west horse names if you do not have the time to scroll through the entire list.

Old Horse Names for StallionsOld Horse Names for Mares
ArrowAmber
AtlasAngel
BountyBlack Rose
CameronCassandra
DamienChelsea
DixieDawn
GunnerFlower
HooperGoldie
KnightMisty
MarshallPrincess

READ MORE: Majestic Names for Male Horses

213 Old Horse Names for Stallions

When looking for a name for your old stallion, you should also consider his nature.

morgan horse

A social or intelligent gentle giant needs a brilliant name. A laid-back stallion [1] can have a smooth or a bold moniker.

If you have an old horse, you can find unique names from my list of 200+ old male horse names below. Just keep reading to see which names fit your old horse best.

Some names are from famous domesticated horses, while others like Zeus and Ophelia are from the Greek Mythology.

  1. Ace
  2. Agnus
  3. Alfie
  4. Amigo
  5. Amos
  6. Angus
  7. Apache
  8. Apollo
  9. Arrow
  10. Atticus
  11. Bailey
  12. Balderdash
  13. Bale
  14. Bamboo
  15. Bandero
  16. Bandit
  17. Banjo
  18. Baron
  19. Barrel
  20. Bentley
  21. Berry (an ideal name for a brown horse)
  22. Billy
  23. Billy Ray
  24. Bingo
  25. Biscuit
  26. Black Beard
  27. BlackJack
  28. Blaze
  29. Bobby
  30. Bodega
  31. Bogart
  32. Bogus
  33. Boots
  34. Bounty
  35. Bourbon
  36. Bow
  37. Brice
  38. Brisket
  39. Bronco
  40. Brooks
  41. Buck
  42. Buckaroo
  43. Bullet
  44. Butch
  45. Buzz
  46. Cactus
  47. Cameron
  48. Captain Carter
  49. Carver
  50. Casanova
  51. Cash
  52. Champion
  53. Chap
  54. Charlie
  55. Cherokee
  56. Chester
  57. Chester field
  58. Chico
  59. Cisco
  60. Clyde
  61. Cody
  62. Colonel
  63. Colt
  64. Copper
  65. Cowboy
  66. Cowdy
  67. Curly
  68. Czar
  69. Dallas
  70. Daniel
  71. Danny
  72. Darius
  73. Dash
  74. Denver
  75. Diablo
  76. Diego
  77. Dierks
  78. Doc
  79. Duke
  80. Dulcinea
  81. Dumplin’
  82. Duo
  83. Durango
  84. Dylan
  85. Ed
  86. Eldiablo
  87. Eldorado
  88. Elijah
  89. Elvis
  90. Erwin
  91. Esquivo
  92. Falcon
  93. Folks
  94. Frontier
  95. Gambler
  96. Garrett
  97. Garth
  98. General
  99. George
  100. Geronimo
  101. Grainger (a good name for a wild horse)
  102. Grazer
  103. Gunner
  104. Gunslinger
  105. Hank (a good name for a domesticated horse)
  106. Harry
  107. Harvey
  108. Henry
  109. Holden
  110. Hooper
  111. Houston
  112. Howdy
  113. Huckle
  114. Huckle berry
  115. Humphrey
  116. Hunter (a cool name for a wild horse)
  117. Jack
  118. Jake
  119. Jeb
  120. Jimmy
  121. Johnny
  122. Justice
  123. Kip
  124. Knight (ideal for a black horse)
  125. Landon
  126. Lawrence
  127. Leo
  128. Lincoln
  129. Macho
  130. Magnus
  131. Major
  132. Marshall
  133. Matthew
  134. Maverick
  135. Maximus
  136. Memphis
  137. Mischief
  138. Moose
  139. Morgan
  140. Morris
  141. Murphy
  142. Muse
  143. Nash
  144. Nelson
  145. Nevada
  146. Old rider
  147. One shot
  148. Out law
  149. Owen
  150. Patch
  151. Pete
  152. Pious
  153. Pompeii
  154. Ranger
  155. Rascal
  156. Raw hide
  157. Reno
  158. Rhett
  159. Rick
  160. Rider
  161. Ringo
  162. Rodeo
  163. Roger
  164. Roper
  165. Rucker
  166. Russell
  167. Ryder
  168. Saloon
  169. Scout
  170. Scuds
  171. Sergeant
  172. Sheriff
  173. Shifty
  174. Shooter
  175. Shotgun
  176. Silver
  177. Simeon
  178. Sir Jumps a lot
  179. Skedaddle
  180. Skewer
  181. Smoky
  182. Snake
  183. Starr
  184. Steel
  185. Strong bow
  186. Sundance
  187. Sunny
  188. Swift
  189. Tango
  190. Tequila
  191. Tex
  192. Texan
  193. Texas
  194. Tony
  195. Tornado
  196. Tucker
  197. Tusla
  198. Two gun horse
  199. Vince
  200. Wade
  201. Wally
  202. Waylon
  203. West
  204. Whiskey
  205. Willy
  206. Wyatt
  207. Wyld
  208. Xavier
  209. Yeehaw
  210. Young Tex
  211. Yukon
  212. Zane
  213. Zorro

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220 Old Horse Names for Mares

NORWEGIAN FJORD HORSE

What are some unique old female horse names for your adorable mare [4]? Most horse owners will ask.

But you should remember that old mare domesticated horse names are available in hundreds of thousands. The list is limitless.

It can be a challenge to find the exact name for your old female horse. Names like Hippocampus, Balius, and Xanthos are a few examples of mythical horse names.

Luckily, I have come up with a list of more than 150 names for old female horses. This list contains beautiful and unique names you will want to consider.

Also, some names are from the horse racing council, the British horse society,[3]  and the American horse council.

  1. Abbie (modern horse name)
  2. Alabama
  3. Angel (an immortal horse name)
  4. Angelina
  5. Anita
  6. Annabelle (Domestic horse name)
  7. Annie
  8. April
  9. Arizona
  10. Arrow (ideal for a racehorse)
  11. Audrey
  12. Augusta
  13. Aurora
  14. Autumn
  15. Babs
  16. Bailey
  17. Beauty
  18. Becky
  19. Bella
  20. Belle
  21. Bess
  22. Betsy
  23. Bianca
  24. Big Mama
  25. Black Rose
  26. Blaze
  27. Blossom
  28. Bluebell
  29. Bonnie
  30. Boots
  31. Brandy
  32. Bree
  33. Briana
  34. Brooke
  35. Butterscotch
  36. Candy
  37. Carnation
  38. Carolina
  39. Cash
  40. Cassandra
  41. Celeste
  42. Cera
  43. Cha Cha
  44. Charisma
  45. Charity
  46. Charlotte
  47. Charm
  48. Chelsea
  49. Cherish
  50. Cheyenne
  51. Cindy
  52. Cinnamon
  53. Clara
  54. Cleo
  55. Clover
  56. Coco
  57. Cody
  58. Constanza
  59. Cookie
  60. Cowgirl
  61. Crazy Alice
  62. Cristabell
  63. Crystal
  64. Curly
  65. Daisy
  66. Dakota
  67. Dancer
  68. Darcy
  69. Dava
  70. Dawn
  71. Dee Dee
  72. Delilah
  73. Delphine
  74. Delta
  75. Desirae
  76. Diva
  77. Dixie
  78. Dolly
  79. Dora
  80. Duchess
  81. Duck
  82. Dumplin
  83. Ebony
  84. Echo
  85. Edna
  86. Eleanor
  87. Elita
  88. Ella
  89. Ellie
  90. Elvira
  91. Emily
  92. Etta
  93. Evita
  94. Faith
  95. Fancy
  96. Felicity
  97. Fiona
  98. Flicka
  99. Flower
  100. Freckles
  101. Frida
  102. Gabriella
  103. Gayle
  104. Gazelle
  105. Geisha
  106. Genevieve
  107. Genie
  108. Georgia
  109. Gina
  110. Ginelle
  111. Ginger
  112. Gipsy
  113. Glass Slipper
  114. Gloria
  115. Goldie
  116. Grace
  117. Gracie
  118. Grainger
  119. Gretchen
  120. Gypsy
  121. Hayley
  122. Hazel
  123. Holly
  124. Honey
  125. Hope
  126. Houston
  127. Ivy
  128. Jane
  129. Jasmine
  130. Jess
  131. Jo Dee
  132. Jolene
  133. Juliet
  134. Justice
  135. Kate
  136. Kitty
  137. Lady
  138. Ladybird
  139. Lakota
  140. Lexi
  141. Lillianna
  142. Lily
  143. Loretta
  144. Lucky
  145. Lucy
  146. Luna
  147. Magic
  148. Magnolia
  149. Maiden
  150. Maren
  151. Marigold
  152. Marmalade
  153. Maybelle
  154. Meadow
  155. Melody
  156. Merle
  157. Mimi
  158. Misty
  159. Molly
  160. Montana
  161. Morgan
  162. Mustang Sally
  163. Nettle
  164. Nevada
  165. Nightmare
  166. Nutmeg
  167. Ollie
  168. Opal
  169. Paisley
  170. Patsy
  171. Peach
  172. Peanut
  173. Pearl
  174. Penny
  175. Piper
  176. Poppy
  177. Prada
  178. Princess
  179. Pumpkin
  180. Randa
  181. Reba
  182. River
  183. Rose
  184. Rose of Sharon
  185. Rosette
  186. Ruby
  187. Rumor
  188. Rusty
  189. Sadie
  190. Sally
  191. Sapphire
  192. Sassy
  193. Savannah
  194. Scarlet
  195. Shania
  196. Sheba
  197. SheDaisy
  198. Sierra
  199. Silver
  200. Skydancer
  201. Spice
  202. Star (another option for a race horse)
  203. Starlight
  204. Stormy
  205. Strawberry
  206. Sugar
  207. Summer
  208. Sundance (mythical horse name)
  209. Sweetheart
  210. Symphony
  211. Taylor
  212. Temperance
  213. Tess
  214. Tex
  215. Tori
  216. Tulsa
  217. Twilight
  218. Velvet
  219. Winnie
  220. Wish

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193 Old Western Names for Horses

a lady riding a horse and showing some western riding principles

Having an old western [2] horse in the stable brightens your day. This is because of their courageous and charming nature.

If you have an old western horse, you might want to give him an elegant or famous name.

So, check out some attractive old western names for horses in this list below.

  1. Adios
  2. Airborne
  3. Alacazam
  4. Allen’s Gold Zepher
  5. Ally
  6. Amarillo Rose
  7. America
  8. Amigo
  9. Anchor
  10. Ancient
  11. Athena
  12. Bad Jim
  13. Balderdash
  14. Balius
  15. Bandero
  16. Banner
  17. Baron
  18. Bill Cody
  19. Bingo
  20. Binky
  21. Bitter Creek
  22. Black Bart
  23. BlackJack
  24. Blaze Carson
  25. Blue Boy
  26. Bogie
  27. Bonnie
  28. Boomer
  29. Boxer
  30. Brave
  31. Breeze
  32. Broken Doll
  33. Bruiser
  34. Buck
  35. Bueno
  36. Bumbles
  37. Bumpkin
  38. Burmese
  39. Buster
  40. Butch Cassidy
  41. Buttermilk
  42. Cactus
  43. Cadence
  44. Cadoc
  45. Calamity Jane
  46. Calico
  47. Cameo
  48. Candlelight
  49. Cannon
  50. Caol
  51. Capricorn
  52. Captain
  53. Carry Nation
  54. Casanova
  55. Caspian
  56. Celandine
  57. Champagne
  58. Champion
  59. Chance
  60. Chaos
  61. Cherokee
  62. Chess
  63. Chica
  64. Chief
  65. Clever Trick
  66. Cobweb
  67. Cochise
  68. Coconut
  69. Comanche
  70. Commander
  71. Copper
  72. Cosmo
  73. Cougar
  74. Crazy Alice
  75. Creole
  76. D’Angelo
  77. Dagobaz
  78. Damsel
  79. Daredevil
  80. Destiny
  81. Dewdrop
  82. Diablo
  83. Dice
  84. Dixie
  85. Driftwood
  86. Duke
  87. Durango
  88. Dynamite
  89. Eclipse
  90. El Loaner
  91. Equinox
  92. Eureka
  93. Exterminator
  94. Falcon
  95. Feather
  96. Feller
  97. Firefoot
  98. Flame
  99. Frankel
  100. Galiban
  101. Ginger
  102. Gipsy
  103. Gold Rush
  104. Goldie
  105. Goodeye
  106. Gringo
  107. Gunpowder
  108. Incitatus
  109. Jewel
  110. Joey
  111. Johnny West
  112. Knight
  113. Koko
  114. Lark
  115. Lawless
  116. Lightfoot
  117. Lightning
  118. Lillie Langtry
  119. Little Beavers
  120. Little Champ
  121. Loco
  122. Magua
  123. Mesquite
  124. Moonlight
  125. My Little Pony
  126. Old Blue
  127. Old Thunder
  128. Pally
  129. Palomino
  130. Pardner
  131. Partner
  132. Pawnee Bill
  133. Peach
  134. Pepper
  135. Pete
  136. Phantom
  137. Phillip
  138. Pie
  139. Pied Piper
  140. Pilgrim
  141. Poco
  142. Ponca
  143. Raider
  144. Red Buck
  145. Red Fox
  146. Rival
  147. Roy Rogers
  148. Rusty
  149. Sam Bass
  150. Sampson
  151. Samuel
  152. Santa
  153. Sawdust
  154. Scamp
  155. Scar
  156. Scout
  157. Scuds
  158. Secret
  159. Senator
  160. Sham
  161. Sheik
  162. Silver
  163. Silver Bullet
  164. Smokey
  165. Spirit
  166. Stardust
  167. Starlight
  168. Stormy
  169. Sunfire
  170. Sunfish
  171. Sunny
  172. Sunshine
  173. Sweetheart
  174. Sylvester
  175. Taco
  176. Tempest
  177. Tex Ritter
  178. Thunderbolt
  179. Tom Mix
  180. Tonka
  181. Tony Ii
  182. Topper
  183. Topthorn
  184. Tornado
  185. Traveler
  186. Trigger
  187. Trojan
  188. Trotsky
  189. Tumbleweed
  190. Whirlwind
  191. Whiskey
  192. White Flash
  193. Whoa

227 Old Fashioned Horse Names

Dales ponies walking in the farm

Horses from the past decades had traditional/old-fashioned names. Names like Apache, Bailey, and Bolt were common in the old days.

Today, horse owners still consider some old-fashioned horse names for their old gentle giants. Mainly because of their sweet-sounding pronunciation.

Check out this list and read some outstanding but gorgeous names for your domesticated horses.

  1. Anastasia
  2. Annabelle
  3. Apache
  4. Arizona
  5. Arrow
  6. Artemis
  7. Audra
  8. Augustus
  9. Averill
  10. Bailey
  11. Bale
  12. Barrel
  13. Barton
  14. Beauty
  15. Beethoven
  16. Bella
  17. Bertha
  18. Biscuit
  19. Blanche
  20. Bolt
  21. Bonnie
  22. Boots
  23. Bourbon
  24. Brad
  25. Braxton
  26. Bronson
  27. Buddy
  28. Bunny
  29. Buster
  30. Buttons
  31. Camille
  32. Cash
  33. Cassandra
  34. Cedric
  35. Champ
  36. Charlie
  37. Chester
  38. Chief
  39. Chopin
  40. Claire
  41. Cleo
  42. Clyde
  43. Coco
  44. Colt
  45. Constance
  46. Cookie
  47. Cora
  48. Crawford
  49. Da Vinci
  50. Dallas
  51. Dawn
  52. Dazzle
  53. Delilah
  54. Dexter
  55. Dixon
  56. Dolly
  57. Dolores
  58. Donnie
  59. Dooby
  60. Dottie
  61. Drago
  62. Dusty
  63. Dutch
  64. Dynamite
  65. Edison
  66. Elaine
  67. Eleanora
  68. Elsa
  69. Emerald
  70. Emerson
  71. Esmerelda
  72. Esteem
  73. Estelle
  74. Esther
  75. Eugene
  76. Eva
  77. Flamboyant
  78. Flame
  79. Fletcher
  80. Flyer
  81. Forrest
  82. Foster
  83. Foxy
  84. Francis
  85. Franklin
  86. Freckles
  87. Freedom
  88. Frida
  89. Friday
  90. Fudge
  91. Gabriel
  92. Garnet
  93. Gemstone
  94. Genie
  95. George
  96. Georgia
  97. Gerald
  98. Giggles
  99. Ginger
  100. Gladys
  101. Goliath
  102. Grace
  103. Grazer
  104. Greta
  105. Gretchen
  106. Grits
  107. Gusto
  108. Gwendolyn
  109. Happy
  110. Harold
  111. Hemlock
  112. Henrietta
  113. Henry
  114. Hero
  115. Honey
  116. Hoover
  117. Hotshot
  118. Isabella
  119. Isadora
  120. Ives
  121. Ivy
  122. Jack
  123. Jasper
  124. Julia
  125. Justice
  126. Lance
  127. Legend
  128. Lincoln
  129. Lizette
  130. London
  131. Louise
  132. Lucky
  133. Major
  134. Malcolm
  135. Mario
  136. Marquis
  137. Matilda
  138. Maya
  139. Melody
  140. Micah
  141. Millie
  142. Milton
  143. Missy
  144. Misty
  145. Mona
  146. Monroe
  147. Nanette
  148. Napoleon
  149. Nellie
  150. Nettie
  151. Nevaeh
  152. Newton
  153. Nina
  154. Nora
  155. Norma
  156. Oakley
  157. Orson
  158. Paisley
  159. Parker
  160. Peanut
  161. Pepper
  162. Pharaoh
  163. Phoebe
  164. Phyllis
  165. Pirate
  166. Plum
  167. Polly
  168. Pony Express
  169. Poppy
  170. Porter
  171. Priscilla
  172. Prudence
  173. Queen
  174. Randall
  175. Rawhide
  176. Rex
  177. Rio
  178. Robert
  179. Rocky
  180. Roper
  181. Rosalie
  182. Rose
  183. Rosemary
  184. Rowan
  185. Roxy
  186. Ruby
  187. Rudolph
  188. Rufus
  189. Russell
  190. Ruth
  191. Samantha
  192. Sapphire
  193. Selma
  194. Sheldon
  195. Shelly
  196. Sherman
  197. Sherwood
  198. Shimmer
  199. Sienna
  200. Sigmund
  201. Silas
  202. Snowball
  203. Sophia
  204. Spot
  205. Stella
  206. Stormy
  207. Sundance
  208. Sunday
  209. Tabitha
  210. Teddy
  211. Thaddeus
  212. Theodore
  213. Theresa
  214. Tilly
  215. Toby
  216. Traveler
  217. Trigger
  218. Truman
  219. Tucker
  220. Victoria
  221. Victory
  222. Wilbur
  223. Willie
  224. Willis
  225. Winston
  226. Wylie
  227. Zelda

FAQs

What is an old horse called?

You can give your old horse beautiful names like Knight, Gunner, or Chelsea.

What are some old cowboy horse names?

Bounty, Angel, Hooper, and Misty are some common old cowboy horse names.

Conclusion

If you’re a ranch-living soul who likes to honor the past and the history of horses, then you’ll surely appreciate this list of old horse names.   

As you can see, there are numerous old horse names out there that have stood the test of time–names that will bring a smile to the face of those familiar with them.

So, you can now easily find a name that matches your horse’s nature from our list.

beautiful horse in the garden

What are your favorite old horse names? Please share below!

References

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  • 2. The University of Findlay – Equestrian Studies – Western Riding/Training Emphasis BS [Internet]. catalog.findlay.edu. [cited 2022 May 18]. Available from: http://catalog.findlay.edu/en/current/Undergraduate-Catalog/Major-Requirements/College-of-Sciences/Department-of-Equestrian-Studies-and-Equine-Management/Equestrian-Studies-Western-Riding-Training-Emphasis-BS
  • 3. The British Horse Society (BHS) | The UK’s Largest Equine Charity [Internet]. www.bhs.org.uk. Available from: https://www.bhs.org.uk/
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