225 Unique Names For Chestnut Horses Of All Shades

Naming a horse can be great fun but it can sometimes be tricky to find the right name for your horse, especially if you want a name that matches your horse’s color. Of course, you can go for the obvious names such as Snowy for a gray horse or Black Beauty for a black horse but when it comes to chestnut horses there aren’t so many obvious names which is why I decided to write this article. I love coming up with horse names so thought I’d put a list together to help you pick the perfect name for your chestnut horse, regardless of what shade of chestnut they are.

45 Names for liver chestnut horses

With a dark reddy chestnut shade, these horses can make use of colors that make use of red, brown, and rust tones.

  1. Acer
  2. Apache
  3. Autumn
  4. Blaze
  5. Bronze
  6. Brandy
  7. Burgundy
  8. Carrot
  9. Cayenne
  10. Charlie
  11. Chilli
  12. Cinder
  13. Cinnabar
  14. Cinnamon
  15. Cracker
  16. Dahlia
  17. Dakota
  18. Dancer
  19. Elmo
  20. Ember
  21. Ferrari
  22. Fiona
  23. Firecracker
  24. Flame
  25. Flare
  26. Fox
  27. Garcia
  28. Garnet
  29. Hazel
  30. Heinz
  31. Jasper
  32. Koi
  33. Ladybug
  34. Mahogany
  35. Marinara
  36. Mars
  37. Merlot
  38. Pebbles
  39. Pepper
  40. Red
  41. Redford
  42. Rowan
  43. Rubellite
  44. Rusty
  45. Zodiac

45 Names for flaxen chestnut horses

Being similar in color to palomino, flaxen horses can use names that reference chestnut, brown, and even yellow.

  1. Amber
  2. April
  3. Barney
  4. Blush
  5. Butterscotch
  6. Candy
  7. Champagne
  8. Cider
  9. Clementine
  10. Crunchie
  11. Current
  12. Curry
  13. Empire
  14. Enya
  15. Flaxen
  16. Fiery
  17. Fire
  18. Firefly
  19. Freya
  20. Goldie
  21. Honey
  22. Honeycrisp
  23. Humboldt
  24. Marmalade
  25. Nevada
  26. Peach
  27. Plum
  28. Poinsettia
  29. Pomegranate
  30. Raffles
  31. Rapunzel
  32. Roan
  33. Saffron
  34. Sandstone
  35. Sandy
  36. Solar
  37. Starlight
  38. Sundance
  39. Sunflower
  40. Sunny
  41. Sunshine
  42. Tourmaline
  43. Treacle
  44. Venus
  45. Yosemite
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45 Names for light chestnut horses

Like flaxen, light chestnut horses can be light in color but they can be a light red tone so are more suited to names that hint at this.

  1. Acorn
  2. Arizona
  3. Blossom
  4. Budgie
  5. Bumble
  6. Butternut
  7. Caramel
  8. Cashew
  9. Chardonnay
  10. Chester
  11. Chipmunk
  12. Copper
  13. Flash
  14. Fortune
  15. Freddie
  16. Fudge
  17. Ginger
  18. Gold
  19. Harvest
  20. Honeycomb
  21. Honeydew
  22. Jaffa
  23. Jasmin
  24. Jewel
  25. Mango
  26. Paddington
  27. Peanuts
  28. Penny
  29. Phoenix
  30. Primrose
  31. Prosecco
  32. Pumpkin
  33. Punch
  34. Salamander
  35. Sassy
  36. Saturn
  37. Spark
  38. Squash
  39. Star
  40. Syrup
  41. Tango
  42. Toffee
  43. Topaz
  44. Wildfire
  45. Zircon

45 Names for sorrel horses

Sorrel horses probably have the widest range of suitable names due to the deep reddy tan color.

  1. Annie
  2. Apricot
  3. Ash
  4. Candy
  5. Cajun
  6. Cerise
  7. Cherry
  8. Cinders
  9. Clover
  10. Conker
  11. Coral
  12. Cosmo
  13. Dart
  14. Dorito
  15. Dragon
  16. Fire
  17. Henna
  18. Kellogg
  19. Ketchup
  20. Maple
  21. Navajo
  22. Nutmeg
  23. October
  24. Paprika
  25. Penny
  26. Poppy
  27. Radish
  28. Redwood
  29. Rhubarb
  30. Robin
  31. Rosa
  32. Rose
  33. Rouge
  34. Ruby
  35. Salsa
  36. Scarlett
  37. Sorrel
  38. Spice
  39. Squirrel
  40. Strawberry
  41. Tawny
  42. Terracotta
  43. Tiger
  44. Tomato
  45. Tulip

45 Show names for chestnut horses

It can be great fun picking a how name for your chestnut horse, you can either go for a play on words or choose a name that hints at their personality as well as their color.

  1. 24 Karat Nugget
  2. Autumn Dream
  3. Brandy Snaps
  4. Brown Sugar
  5. Burning Comet
  6. Candy Crush
  7. Champagne Supernova
  8. Cherry Blossom
  9. Chester Copperpot
  10. Chocolate Treacle
  11. Coming Under Fire
  12. Cool Breeze
  13. Diamond Fire
  14. Diamond Nugget
  15. Glistening Gold
  16. Golden Bourbon
  17. Golden Brown
  18. Grease Lightning
  19. Lady In Red
  20. Lunar Eclipse
  21. Fields Of Gold
  22. Fire & Rain
  23. Fortune Cookie
  24. Harvest Moon
  25. Honey Mustard
  26. In The Red
  27. Miss Moneypenny
  28. Navajo Sunset
  29. Raspberry Ripple
  30. Ray Of Sunshine
  31. Red Devil
  32. Red Letter Day
  33. Red Snapper
  34. Ruby Star
  35. September Sunset
  36. Solar Eclipse
  37. Sahara Sunset
  38. Strawberry Fields
  39. Strawberry Moon
  40. Strawberry Sunset
  41. Toffee Apple
  42. Velvet Crush
  43. Venus Sunray
  44. Waterloo Sunset
  45. Whiskey Starlight

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Recommended products 

Over the years I have tried hundreds of different horsey products, from various blankets and halters to different treats. Some I’ve loved, others I’ve hated but I thought I’d share with you my top all-time favorite products, the ones I never leave the yard without. I’ve included links to the products (which are in no particular order) that I really think are great.

  • Horse Knots by Reference Ready – If you’re like me and enjoy pocket reference guides then you’ll love this knot tying guide. These handy cards can easily fit in your pocket or attach to the saddle for quick reference. They’re waterproof, durable and are color coded to make them easy to follow.
  • Mane ’n Tail Detangler – Even if you never show your horse you’ll need to detangle his tail from time to time (and possibly his mane too) which is always a challenging chore! I’ve found that if I run a little bit of detangler through my horse’s tails every few days it stops them from getting matted up and makes combing them easy, even if they’re coated in mud. I don’t know if I should admit to this or not but it also works wonders on my hair.
  • TAKEKIT Pro clippers – Over the years I’ve tried a lot of different clippers and while some were obviously better than others I found these to be by far the best. They are heavier than a lot of other clippers but for me, that’s a good thing, it makes them feel more sturdy and hardwearing. On top of that they have a range of speeds so are just as good for clipping your horse’s back as they are his face. I also like the fact that they come in a handy carry case but that’s not for everybody. The company that makes them is super good and incredibly helpful too, a real bonus these days. The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the fact that it doesn’t come with any oil, but that’s not a major problem as it’s not difficult to buy lubricant.
  • Shire’s ball feeder – There are so many boredom buster toys out there but I like to use these every day, regardless of whether or not my horses are bored. I find that it helps to encourage my horses to problem solve by rewarding them with treats (or pieces of fruit) but it also mimics their natural grazing behavior which helps to keep them calm and de-stressed.
  • Horse safe mirror – This is a strange one that many people are surprised about but I like to put horse safe mirrors in the trailers as well as in the quarantine stalls. It helps to prevent the feeling of isolation by giving the impression of other horses being around. Being herd animals horses can get extremely stressed when they feel that they’re on their own but with these stick-on mirrors, they believe that at least one other horse is with them.
  • Rectal thermometer – I know this isn’t glamourous at all but it’s vital for your horse’s well-being to be able to check their temperature and a rectal thermometer is the easiest way of doing this which is why I’ve added it to the list.

Shopping lists

I’ve also put together a few shopping lists of essential items that I’ve found helpful over the years. I’ve broken the lists down into different categories rather than put everything in one massive list 😉

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