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100+ Spanish Horse Names: Ideas for Happy & Fun Horses

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Horses play a major role in Spanish culture. They are pillars of traditional celebrations and festivals. Happy and free-spirited, these horses enjoy dancing and dressing up in colorful costumes. Patrons ride around on them while parading through the streets. They help out with farm work and even have their part in the running of the bulls and bullfighting. 

In true Spanish patriotic spirit, why not choose a name inspired by fun language, and a culture full of vibrant traditions? We have gathered the best female and male names, a list of Mexican names, a couple of inspired by Latin, famous Spanish names, and a list to honor Mexico and Latin America!


Female Show Horse Names

  • Armonia (Harmony)
  • Sinfonia (Symphony)
  • Aploma
  • Airoso (Elegant)
  • Rosita
  • Allegria
  • Esmerelda
  • Noche Estrellada (Starry Night)
  • Meil (Honey)
  • Tormenta
  • Bonito (Pretty)
  • Sargenta 
  • Bruma 
  • Orianna (Sunrise)
  • Yuca 
  • Josefena
  • Alegre (Happy)
  • Senorita
  • Octava (Octave)
  • Adonia 
  • Esperanza
  • Acrode (Chord)
  • Afortunado (Lucky)
  • Maya
  • Gran Dia (Grand Day)
  • Peionia (Peony)
  • Nebulosa (Cloudy)

Male Show Horse Names 

  • Cantante (Singer)
  • Geranio (Geranium)
  • Mono (Monkey)
  • Saturno (Saturn)
  • Picante (Spicy)
  • Bizcocho (Brown)
  • Cilantro
  • Sesamo
  • Sabado (Saturday)
  • Feugo
  • Pasos (Steps)
  • Cancion (Song)
  • Spain
  • Alejandro
  • Delicado (Tender)
  • Poco Blano (Little White)
  • Juan
  • Ranuculo (Buttercup)
  • Pablo
  • Darico (Strong)
  • Sol Espumoso (Sparkling Sun)
  • Ricardo
  • Balada (Ballad)
  • Tonto
  • Helado (Ice Cream)
  • Narciso (Daffodil)
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Mexican Horse Names 

Are you looking for a cool and unique way to honor your horse and a vibrant heritage? Here are some of our favorite names inspired by Mexico!

  • Chico 
  • Feista 
  • Amarillo
  • Ocho
  • Pancho 
  • Seista 
  • Pinata
  • Das Equis
  • Boca 
  • Tobasco
  • Amado
  • Gordita
  • Domingo
  • Nacho
  • Seite
  • Paso Doble 
  • Tapas
  • Mariposa
  • Salsa
  • Azul 
  • Tres
  • Fresca
  • Quatro
  • Paco
  • Chiquita 
  • Sangria
  • Tango
  • Pepe
  • Hombre

Famous Spanish Horse Names

We have noted some of the most famous horses in Spanish culture. Each know for various tricks and traits, one of these is sure to get your horse’s heart racing:

  • Babeica (Battle Horse)
  • Zenyatta (Racehorse)
  • Adios (Racehorse)
  • Cisco (Dances with Wolves)
  • Totilas (Dressage)
  • Papo (Toy)
  • Barbaro (Racehorse)
  • Huaso (Jumping Horse)
  • Cicero (Racehorse)
  • Altiva (The Road to Eldorado)
  • Domino (The Texan)
  • Ico (Ico, El Caballito Valiente)
  • Pinto (Tom T Hall)
  • Azul (The Alchemical Horseman)
  • Diablo (Cisco Kid)
  • Epona (Legend of Zelda)
  • Chico (Queen of Swords)
  • Palomo (Military Horse)
  • Conquistador (the Littlest Outlaw)
  • Valegra (Sport Horse)
  • Zaccio (Racehorse)
peruvian horse

Spanish Horse Breeds

There are four main breeds with Spanish Heritage – below we note who they are and given a brief description of each. Additionally, each offers different and fun suggestions for names!

Peruvian Horse Breed

These horses are gentle, beautiful, and have great stamina. Their signature side-to-side gait makes the ride mellow and smooth to its riders. Great for shows and eventing, one trip with this breed and owners are roped in for life. 

Paso Fino Horse Breed

The name for these mares is derived from the saying Los Cabellos de Paso Fino, which translates to “the horses with the fine steps.” This breed was an integral part of a breed program for explorers and are now familiar with their work in recreational and trail riding. How fun would Paso Fino be as a name?

Colonial Spanish Horse Breed

Famous for their concord exploration, Colonial Spanish horses were established in the Caribbean and Mexico, where they later migrated into North America. They were introduced to thoroughbred stallions, and offspring were trained for the military or farm work. For a strong and obedient horse, you could consider Colonial for a name.

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Andalusian Horse Breed

This breed is strong, athletic, and gritty – great companions for trail riding. Formerly known as the ancient Iberian Horse, paintings of this steed can be found in caves dating back 20,000 years. This courageous and agile beauty is also a cornerstone of European mid-evil times and was also a sot after breed in ancient Greece and Rome. Although its a little obvious, Andalusian is a pretty cool name too if you happen to have this specific breed. 


Finding the Right Spanish Name for Your Horse

Your horse’s name is important and will stick with them for their entire life, so you’ll want to ensure you choose one that represents their true personality. So when it comes time to decide, we hope that you have found some fun and intriguing options among our list of Spanish inspired names. Whether you liked a classical name such as Matador or Salsa, or something a bit more authentic and unique such as Siesta or Mi Casa, we are sure there are names suitable for every horse!

However, if your search for the perfect name continues, check out one of our other horse name posts linked below:

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