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350+ Famous Horse Names from Movies, Books, History and More

Famous Race Horse Names

  • Kingston
  • Night Raid
  • Zippy Chippy
  • Goldsmith Maid
  • Bernborough
  • Sunday Silence
  • Moifaa
  • Eclipse
  • Whirlaway
  • Allez France
  • Pleasant Colony
  • Peter Pan
  • Phar Lap
  • Nijinsky II
  • Yeats
  • Hurricane Fly
  • California Chrome
  • Invasor
  • Northern Dancer
  • Tanya
  • Quevega
  • Black Caviar
  • Brigadier Gerard
  • Jay Trump
  • Voltaire
  • Longfellow
  • Dawn Run
  • Sunline
  • Archer
  • Cardigan Bay
  • Desert Gold
  • Kissin George
  • Beholder
  • Zev
  • Seabiscuit
  • Tiznow
  • Zenyatta
  • Exterminator
  • Best Mate
  • Shergar
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  • Sea Bird
  • Bold Forbes
  • Aristides
  • Tonalist
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Roy Olcott
  • Genuine Risk
  • Ajax
  • La Troienne
  • Deep Impact
  • Citation
  • Funny Cide
  • Cigar
  • Sir Winston
  • Fair Play
  • War Of Will
  • Mahubah
  • Smarty Jones
  • Gloaming
  • Tuscalee
  • Zabeel
  • John Henry
  • Storm Cat
  • Nasrullah
  • Your Host
  • Unbridled’s Song
  • Assault
  • Seattle Slew
  • American Pharoah
  • Bold Ruler
  • Kingston Town
  • Curlin
  • Johnstown
  • Kindergarten
  • Kelso
  • Alydar
  • Native Dancer
  • Sleipnir
  • Orfevre
  • Secretariat
  • Crisp
  • Isonomy
  • Castleshane
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  • Varenne
  • Flyingbolt
  • Mr. Prospector
  • Unbreakable
  • Vo Rouge
  • Hyperion:
  • Needles
  • Isinglass
  • Easy Goer
  • Big Brown
  • Queensway
  • Might and Power
  • War Admiral
  • I’ll Have Another
  • Rachel Alexandra
  • Adios
  • Sardar
  • Spectacular Bid
  • Affirmed
  • Kincsem
  • Dr. Fager
  • Unbridled
  • Niatross
  • Country House
  • Maximum Security
  • Overdose
  • Frankel
  • Bret Hanover
  • Makybe Diva
  • Hastings
  • Iroquois
  • Man o’ War
  • Eight Belles
  • Winning Colors
  • Rock Sand
  • Adios Butler
  • Sea the Stars
  • Gainsborough
  • Ruffian
  • Galileo
  • Desert Orchid
  • Regret
  • Justify
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  • Bucephalus
  • Buckpasser
  • Skewball
  • Red Rum
  • Silky Sullivan
  • Danehill
  • Xaar
  • Golden Miller
  • Round Table
  • Lottery
  • Arrogate
  • Dan Patch
  • Twenty Grand
  • Go Man Go
  • Hambletonian 10
  • Irish War Cry
  • Carbine
  • Greyhound
  • Winx
  • Swale
  • Real Quiet
  • Whistlejacket
  • Lookin At Lucky
  • Ribot
  • Vain
  • Zaccio
  • Steel Dust
  • Xtra Heat
  • Dance Smartly
  • Incitatus
  • Barbaro
  • Ruthless
  • Whisk Broom II
  • Two Lea
  • Sadler’s Wells
  • Lexington
  • The Duke
  • Arkle
  • Doncaster
  • Lonesome Glory
  • Master Charlie
  • Albatross
  • Kalgoorlie Kid
  • Wise Dan
  • Ben Nevis

Famous Horses in Movies

  • Little Blackie (True Grit)
  • White Cloud (Caravan Trail)
  • White Feller (The Lone Ranger)
  • Old Thunder (The Big Country)
  • Thunderhead (Thunderhead, King Of The Herd)
  • Sunny (Aces Wild)
  • Apache (Devil Horse)
  • Pie (National Velvet)
  • Goliath (Ladyhawke)
  • Silver Bullet (Shadows Of The West)
  • Joey (War Horse)
  • Conquistador (The Littlest Outlaw)
  • Dollar (The Shootist)
  • Dover (My Fair Lady)
  • Gulliver (The Horse Whisperer)
  • April Love (April Love)
  • Two Bits (Two Bits and Pepper)
  • Antares (Ben-Hur)
  • Blue Boy (Wrong Again)
  • Gunpowder (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Stormy (Great Adventures Of Wild Bill Hickok)
  • Sunshine (Western Trails)
  • Napoleon (The Black Stallion)
  • Altair (Ben-Hur)
  • Beric (Knights of the Round Table)
  • Tornado (Zorro)
  • Tolo (The Long Shot)
  • Phantom (Trigger Junior)
  • Spirit (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
  • Shadowfax (Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Big John (For Richer or Poorer)
  • Crazy Alice (Cowboys)
  • Dynamite (Zorro)
  • Checkers (Moondance Alexander)
  • Black Beauty (Black Beauty)
  • Aldebaran (Ben-Hur)
  • Pal (Law Of The Ranger)
  • Samson (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Diablo (Cisco Kid)
  • Don (Hot to Trot)
  • Sweetheart (Stagecoach)
  • Sugar (These Thousand Hills)
  • Sunfish (Bucking Broncho)
  • Angus (Brave)
  • Zane (Billy The Kid In Texas)
  • Copper (Eddie Dean)
  • Sheik (Panamint’s Bad Man)
  • Chico (Land Of Wanted Men)
  • Phillip (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
  • Hidalgo (Hidalgo)

  • Achilles (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Rusty (Dynamite Canyon)
  • Taff/Bo (Ride a Wild Pony)
  • Pepper (Two Bits and Pepper)
  • Rigel (Ben-Hur)
  • Bucephalus (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Alexander)
  • Zip Cochise (El Dorado)
  • Cactus (Sheriff Of Cimarron)
  • Chub (Bonanza)
  • Pardner (Battling Buddy)
  • Tex (The Legend Of The Lone Ranger)
  • Bad Horse (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
  • Old Dollar (The Shootist)
  • Duke (Ride Him Cowboy)
  • Tumbleweed (Tumbleweed)
  • Ollie (Maverick)
  • Mr. Ed (Mr. Ed)
  • Cisco (Dances with Wolves)
  • Lightning (Western Heritage)
  • Old Speed (Goin’ South)
  • Pilgrim (The Horse Whisperer)
  • Denny (The Man From Snowy River)
  • Dice (Duel In The Sun)
  • Buster (Bronco Billy)
  • Sonny (My Outlaw Brother)
  • Khartoum (The Godfather)
  • Captain (101 dalmatians)
  • Cochise (El Dorado)
  • Maximus (Tangled)
  • Gypsy (Gypsy Colt)
  • Little Champ (Beyond The Purple Hills)
  • Seabiscuit (Seabiscuit)
  • Flash (Flash)
  • Bad Jim (Bad Jim)
  • Ginger (Black Beauty)
  • Flicka (Flicka)
  • Artax (The NeverEnding Story)
  • Smokey (Moonlight On The Prairie)
  • Sprout (The Parent Trap)
  • Nurah and Thebes (The Ten Commandments)
  • Concorde (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  • Sylvester (Sylvester)
  • Goldie (Concentratin’ Kid)
  • Taco (Riders Of The Range)
  • Bear (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
  • Oliver Hardy (Flying Deuces)
  • Senator (Ranchers And Rascals)
  • Beau (True Grit)
  • Frou-Frou (The Aristocats)
  • Bullseye (Toy Story)

Famous Western Horse Names

Tony (Tom Mix)
  • Tony (Tom Mix)
  • Goldie (Hoot Gibson)
  • Dynamite (Zorro)
  • Amigo (Peter Brown)
  • Gipsy (Martin Kiss)
  • Phantom (Roy Rogers)
  • Silver Cloud (Hardy Murphy)
  • Allen’s Gold Zepher (Roy Rogers)
  • Starlight (Tim Mccoy)
  • Rusty (Tom Keene)
  • Banner (John Wayne)
  • Ollie (Maverick)
  • Ponca (Tom Mix)
  • Pal (Bob Allen)
  • El Loaner (James Garner)
  • Tony Ii (Tom Mix)
  • Sunfish (Lee Martin)
  • Pardner (Buddy Roosevelt)
  • Copper (Eddie Dean)
  • Duke (John Wayne)
  • Red Buck (Emmett Dalton)
  • Silver (Buck Jones)
  • Loco (Pancho)
  • Old Speed (Jack Nicholson)
  • Pete (Gary Cooper)
  • Paint (The Lone Ranger)
  • Sunshine(Bill Patton)
  • Tumbleweed (Audie Murphy)
  • Scar (James Stewart)
  • Silver (The Lone Ranger)
  • Old Blue (Tom Mix)
  • Topper (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Smokey (Dick Foran)
  • Cactus (Sunset Carson)
  • Silver Bullet (Whip Wilson)
  • Flash (Eddie Dean)
  • Crazy Alice (Cowboys (1972)
  • Buster (Clint Eastwood)
  • Tornado (Zorro)
  • Stormy (Wild Bill Elliott)
  • Knight (Rod Cameron)
  • Red Fox (Jesse James)
  • Feather (Allan Lane)
  • Tony Junior (Tom Mix)
  • Phantom (Guy Williams)
  • Koko (Rex Allen)
Koko (Rex Allen)
  • Trigger Junior (Roy Rogers)
  • Little Trigger (Roy Rogers)
  • Falcon (Buster Crabbe)
  • Old Dollar (John Wayne)
  • White Feller (Tonto)
  • White Flash (Tex Ritter)
  • Bingo (Don Durant)
  • Senator (Leo Maloney)
  • Tex (Daniel Reed)
  • Traveler (Robert Fulle)
  • Scout (Jack Hoxie)
  • Smoky (Lee Marvin)
  • Raider (Charles Starrett)
  • Chico (Bill Cody)
  • Lightning (Tim Holt)
  • Champion (Gene Autry)
  • Comanche (Tom Mix)
  • Zip Cochise (John Wayne)
  • Sugar (Don Murray)
  • Apache (Lash Larue)
  • Tonka (Sal Mineo)
  • Goodeye(Nat Love)
  • Pie (James Stewart)
  • Sheik (Smith Ballew)
  • Candy (David Carradine)
  • Sunny (Harry Carey)
  • Target (Annie Oakley)
  • Apache (Bob Baker)
  • Dice (Gregory Peck)
  • Taco (Chito Rafferty)
  • Old Thunder (Gregory Peck)
  • Thunderhead (Mary O’hara)
  • Stardust (Gene Barry)
  • Sweetheart (Stagecoach)
  • Trigger (Roy Rogers)
  • Thunderbolt (Johnny West)
  • Black Jack (Allan Rocky Lane)
  • Mesquite (Allan Rocky Lane)
  • Whiskey (Kirk Douglas)
  • Little Champ (Gene Autry)
  • Apache (Tom Mix)
  • Bad Jim (Billy The Kid)
  • Sonny (Wild Bill Elliott)
  • Zane(Bob Steele)
  • Diablo (Cisco Kid)
  • Buttermilk (Dale Evans)
  • Henry (John Wayne)

Famous War Horse Names

Sergeant Reckless
  • Sergeant Reckless (Decorated war horse who held official rank in the United States military)
  • Marengo (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • Palomo (Simon Bolivar)
  • Comanche (Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry)
  • Traveller (General Robert E. Lee)
  • Smiler (Theon Greyjoy’s warhorse from “A Song of Ice and Fire”)
  • Chetak (King Maharana Pratap)
  • Bucephalus (Alexander the Great)
  • Copenhagen (Lord Arthur Wellesly)
  • Topthorn (War Horse by Michael Morpurgo)
  • Altivo (Cortez’s warhorse from DreamWorks’ The Road to El Dorado)
  • Joey (“War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo)
  • Kasztanka (Marshal Jozef Pilsudski)
  • Stranger (Sandor Clegane’s warhorse from “A Song of Ice and Fire”)
  • Argo (from “Xena: Warrior Princess”)
  • Tencendur (Charlemagne’s warhorse in “The Song of Roland”)
  • Cincinnati (General Ulysses S. Grant)
  • Dora (A war horse of Đurađ Senković)
  • Favorito (The personal horse of Charles Albert of Savoy, King of Sardinia)
  • Blueskin (Washington’s horse during the American Revolutionary War)
  • Black Jack (The last Quartermaster-issued U.S. Army horse)
  • Nelson (Washington’s horse during the American Revolutionary War)
  • Babieca (Horse of El Cid)

Horses in Literature

“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell
  • Black Beauty (“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell)
  • Figure (Justin Morgan Had a Horse)
  • Oberon (The Mystery of Pony Hallow)
  • The Phantom (Misty of Chincoteague)
  • The Black (The Black Stallion)
  • Glory (from Gene Markey’s short story)
  • Boxer, Mollie, and Clover (from “Animal Farm” by George Orwell)
  • Pollux (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
  • Monarch (from Jodie’s Journey)
  • Glue-Boy (Dark Tower series by Stephen King)
  • Jim (Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz)
  • Ferd (This is Reality)
  • Pilgrim (The Horse Whisperer)
  • Snowfire (from Christopher Paolini’s “Eragon”)
  • Shadowfax (Lord of the Rings)
  • Cadoc (Eragon)
  • Greatheart (from Robin McKinley’s novel “Beauty”)
  • Fury (from John Steinbeck’s novel “The Red Pony”)
  • Guido (a Pegasus from Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson”)
  • Trojan Horse (Homer’s The Odyssey)
  • Angharrad (Chaos Walking trilogy)
  • Bless (Narcissus and Goldmund)
  • Pips (Wheel of Time)
  • Blessing (“The Secret Horse” by Gina Bertaina)
  • Black Boy and Rapide (ponies from the series by Ruby Ferguson)
  • Acorn (Chaos Walking series)
  • Ginger (“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell)
  • Bronze (Creatures of Light and Darkness)
  • Faran (The Elenium and The Tamuli)
  • Flame (The Black Stallion series)
  • Artax (The Neverending Story)
  • Bela (The Wheel of Time series)
  • Moonlight (the horse in the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce)
  • Sam and David (Little House on the Prairie)
  • Sunchaser (The Unicorns Of Balinor)
  • Kate and Bill (Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The First Four Years)
  • Stayer and Stepper (The Wheel of Time series)
  • Pied Piper (Misty of Chincoteague)
  • Black Gold (from “Black Gold” by Marguerite Henry)
  • Athansor (A Winter’s Tale)
  • Binky (Discworld novels)
  • Nara (The Dark Horse series by Mary H. Herbert)
  • Persephone (House of Night)
  • Thowra (Silver Brumby)
  • Capilet (William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”)
  • Sunfire (Ravenheart and Sorrowheart)
  • Sunstorm (Ashleigh’s Hope)
  • Secret (Gina Bertaina’s “The Secret Horse”)
  • Whinney, Racer and Grey (from the Earth’s Children books)
  • Smiler (warhorse from “A Song of Ice and Fire”)
  • Joey (“War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo)
  • Florian (Florian, the Emperor’s Horse)

  • Silver Blaze (from the Sherlock Holmes stories)
  • Lukas (in the Emil i Lönneberga series by Astrid Lindgren)
  • Tencendur (warhorse in “The Song of Roland”)
  • Trotsky (from the books by Betty MacDonald)
  • Tug (a small horse/pony in the Ranger’s Apprentice series)
  • Nana (the racehorse from novel “Nana”)
  • Gypsy (Gypsy from Nowhere)
  • Pylon (the Dark Tower series by Stephen King)
  • Sham (King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry)
  • Highboy (My Friend Flicka)
  • Azarax (The Byerley Turk)
  • Blaze (children’s books by Clarence William Anderson)
  • Stranger (warhorse from “A Song of Ice and Fire”)
  • Talat (The Hero and the Crown)
  • Dagobaz (The Far Pavilions)
  • Merrylegs (“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell)
  • Rusher (the Dark Tower series by Stephen King)
  • Abelard (Ranger’s Apprentice series)
  • Azul (the Blue Horse, from “The Alchemical Horseman”)
  • Alfonso (Pippi Longstocking series)
  • Tornac (from Christopher Paolini’s Eragon)
  • Bess and Beauty (Farmer Boy)
  • Napoleon (The Black Stallion)
  • Cloud (the pony in “The Immortals quartet”)
  • Miramis (from Astrid Lindgren’s book “Mio, My Son”)
  • Blackjack (Percy Jackson series)
  • Stormy (Stormy, Misty’s Foal by Marguerite Henry)
  • The Pie (National Velvet by Enid Bagnold)
  • Fru-Fru (“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy)
  • Porkpie (Percy Jackson)
  • Smoky (Smoky the Cow Horse)
  • Prince and Lady (Little House books)
  • Whirlwind (“Shadow Horse” by Alison Hart)
  • Scipio (Heroes of Olympus series)
  • Castor (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
  • Flicka (My Friend Flicka)
  • Stardust (Ashleigh’s Hope)
  • Thunderhead (son of Flicka in the book by Mary O’Hara)
  • Pildarlick (Valley of Wild Horses)
  • Barnum and Skip (Little House books)
  • Gunpowder (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Morgenstern (“Chronicles of Amber” by Roger Zelazny)
  • Peachblossom (Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce)
  • Lark (The Berserker’s Horse by Lisa Maxwell)
  • Arondel (Middle English romance “Bevis of Hampton”)
  • Rocinante (Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes)
  • Starlight (Farmer Boy)
  • Rocket (My Friend Flicka)
  • Banner (My Friend Flicka)

Famous Cartoon Horses

Samson (Disney’s Sleeping Beauty)
  • Samson (Disney’s Sleeping Beauty)
  • Buck (Home on the Range)
  • Lightning (Dinozaurs: The Series)
  • Khan (from Disney’s Mulan)
  • Cyril Proudbottom (Disney’s The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad)
  • Deablo the Horse (from “Johnny Bravo”)
  • Ponycorn (from Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden)
  • Major (Cinderella)
  • Chet (The Littlest Pet Shop)
  • Phillipe, Belle (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast)
  • De Royal, Double Eight, Chestnut, Mikagehomare, Miyako, and Rosanna (from “Silver Spoon”)
  • Angus (Disney’s Brave)
  • Captain (Disney’s 101 Dalmatians)
  • Spirit (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
  • Princess (The Simpsons)
  • Majesty (Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale)
  • Mr. Horse (from “Ren and Stimpy”)
  • Maximus (Disney’s Tangled)
  • Sugarfoot (a Walter Lantz cartoon)
  • Altivo (DreamWorks’ The Road to El Dorado)
  • Donny the White Horse (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Starlight and Skydancer (from “Rainbow Brite”)
  • Frou-Frou (from “Aristocats”)
  • Rain (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
  • Bullseye (Toy Story 2)
  • James Baxter (from “Adventure Time”)
  • Yato (from Legend of Basara)
  • BoJack Horseman (BoJack Horseman)
  • Bucephalus (Reign: The Conqueror)
  • Achilles (Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Famous White Horse Names

Shadowfax (Lord of the Rings)
  • Shadowfax (Lord of the Rings)
  • Billy (The white horse, saviour of the 1923 FA Cup Final)
  • Milton (A successful showjumping horse ridden by John Whitaker)
  • Marengo (Napoleon’s horse)
  • White Flash (The horse ridden by Tex Ritter in his western movies)
  • Raider (Durango Kid’s horse)
  • Topper (Hopalong Cassidy’s Horse)
  • Phantom (Zorro’s white horse in the Disney series “Zorro”)
  • Palomo (Simón Bolívar’s horse)
  • Desert Orchid (Dessie) – famous English racehorse
  • Falcon (Buster Crabbe’s horse)
  • Pegasus (A mythical winged divine stallion)

Famous Black Horse Names

  • Goliath
  • Morgan
  • Smoky
  • Trojan
  • Rival
  • Guido
  • Sefton
  • Skydancer
  • Rocinante
  • Night Nurse
  • Figaro
  • Florian
  • Sylvester
  • Felix
  • Bucephalus
  • Morgenstern
  • Bree
  • Columbus
  • Pollux
  • Gunpowder
  • Blaze
  • Sea the Stars
  • Eclipse
  • Flicka
  • Sceptre
  • Black Widow
  • Poacher
  • Midnight Sun
  • Tornado
  • Rusher
  • Fury
  • Boomerang
  • Warrior
  • Misty
  • Byerley Turk
  • Nana
  • Rocket
  • Lark
  • Pirata
  • Fru- Fru
  • Cornishman
  • Flame
  • Thunderhead
  • Black Gold
  • Mill Reef
  • Black Jack
  • Black Bess
  • Black Hawk
  • Black Beauty
  • Gypsy
  • Burmese
  • Cherry
  • Monarch
  • Arion
  • Pips
  • Ruffian
  • Dawn Run
  • Top Moon
  • Black Stallion
  • The Black
  • Arkel
  • Pie
  • Merrylega
  • Stormy
  • Blessing
  • Nara
  • Napoleon
  • Pylon
  • Boxer
  • Sham
  • Joey
  • Moonlight