There is no greater power than naming a living thing. And as it turns out, there is nothing funnier either! Here is a list of my own silly horse names as well as others who didn’t that the whole naming gig too seriously.
WARNING – This article has been rated PG-13 by me, Emily, reader discretion is advised.
1. Ha Ha Ha
Yes, this one is real. The poor race announcer had to go through a full race commentating on “Ha Ha Ha.” Just try not to sound silly when saying this one. Courtesy of Great British Racing.
2. Attention, Shoppers!
This name was submitted to a horse name forum on the Chronicle of the Horse. I have no doubt it gained some chuckles in the show ring. Courtesy of His Greyness, Chronicle of the Horse.
3. Honey, did you remember to load the dishwasher
Okay, so this may not make it past the character limits, but hey pretty funny making an announcer say this one.
4. Panty Raid
Yes, you read it right. There was an actual Thoroughbred named Panty Raid. For all of you Spongebob fans out there, this was all I could think about! Courtesy of Glencrest Farms.
5. While Intoxicated
“And next on course is number 332, riding While Intoxicated.” I can’t be the only one to think of this, but it sure is funny.
Pronounced, “What – am – I – Chopped – Liver” this racehorse name was actually derived from his parents! The sire was Chopper Charlie and the dam was Libber and Onions. Now that is a bad family name. Courtesy of ABCNewsGo.
7. Kidney Stone
“And passing on the inside is KIDNEY STONE!” Would there be anything funnier than a race announcer screaming this?
8. Sumting Wong
Yes, this horse is real and was named Iowa-bred Horse of the Year and Iowa-bred Older Female for 2015. Courtesy of Shady Bend Thoroughbreds.
Another real life racehorse some poor announcer had to fit in during a race! Courtesy of Rant Sports.
10. Boo Ger
A reader submitted her horse’s name “Boo Ger” to the Chronicle of the Horse. I am in stitches. Courtesy of Tarheelmd007, Chronicle of the Horse.
11. Crippling Debt
*Ha* *Ha* *Sob* *Sob* It’s funny, but it kind of hurts.
12. Your Mother
Go ahead and announce it. I mean…… it’s kind of funny.
13. Not Today
The perfect name for any unreliable or hot headed show horse.
14. My 600 lb. Life
Perfect for absolutely any pony!
15. Hoof Hearted
This video contains adult materials in the form of inappropriate puns. I advise reader discretion and hope you enjoy this hilarious video! Courtesy of the Graham Norton Show and BBC One.
16. Oh No There’s Flowers
What can I say? This is my favorite show name of all time. “Next in the ring is rider number 428 riding Oh No … There’s Flowers” It is the perfect name for any amateur owner with a peeky horse or literally any grey welsh pony alive.
I am 100% certain that our poor horses have no idea what their show names are, but it doesn’t make giving them one any less amazing. Leo and I want to hear your best horse names, so comment below! And as always please share this post on Facebook, Pintrest, and with family and friends.