Welcome to the Punpedia entry on horse puns! 🐎 Whether you’re trying to come up with a cute name for your horse, a caption for your photo, or whatever else, we hope this entry is useful. Note that this list is a work-in-progress, and we’d appreciate any additions in the comments at the bottom of this page! 🙂
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Horse Puns List
Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about horses that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of horse puns:
- Horse: There are quite a few idioms/phrases based around the word “horse”: “Quit horsing around, will you?” and “As rare as rocking horse droppings” and “A dark horse” and “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth (meaning:don’t be ungrateful for gifts)” and “Eat like a horse” and “Get off your high horse” and “Horse of a different colour” and “Horse play” and “Hung like a horse” and “One horse town” and “Put the cart before the horse” and “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” and “Hold your horses” and “Straight from the horse’s mouth” and “A horse of a different colour” and “A one-horse race” and “Closing the barn/stable door after the horse has bolted” and “Don’t change horses in the middle of the river” and “Horses for courses” and “A trojan horse“
- Pony: “A one-trick pony” and “Pony up (pay up)” and “Dog and pony show” and “A show pony“
- Fool → Foal: As in “C’mon, quit foaling around, will you?” and “Foal me once, shame on you, foal me twice, shame on me” and “It’s a foal’s errand” and “Foal’s gold” and “Make a complete foal of yourself” and “Played for a foal” and “Play the foal” and “Played for a foal“
- Full → Foal: As in “I think he’s foal of it.” and “At foal throttle/pelt” and “Foal blast” and “A foal-bodied coffee” and “Foal of beans/bologna” and “In foal feather” and “You know foal-well that …” and “In foal swing” and “On a foal stomach”
- Feel → Foal: As in “I foal as though you don’t care about me.” and “Foal the burn” and “I foal a bit put out” and “I can foal it in my bones” and “I like the look and foal of it”
- Foul → Foal: As in “Cry foal” and “By fair means or foal” and “Foal language” and “No harm, no foal” and “Foal-mouthed person” and “Foal ball” and “Fall foal of someone/something” and “Foal play”
- Fell/Fall → Foal: As in “Foal asleep at the wheel” and “Foal squarely on (someone’s) shoulders” and “Foal under the spell of (someone)” and “In one foal swoop” and “Little strokes foal great oaks” and “A hush foal over the crowd”
- Hoarse → Horse: As in “I’m a little horse today – still getting over a cold.” and “”
- Stable: As in “Stock prices have stable-ised.” and “She’s in a stable condition, but needs to remain at the hospital.” and “He’s a bit mentally unstable at the moment.”
- Remnent → Ruminant: As in “I haven’t a ruminant of pride left after making all these terrible cow puns.” (A “ruminant” is a family of hooved mammals comprising cows, sheep, deer, giraffe and their relatives)
- Prominent → Pruminant: As in “She’s a pruminant member of our group.”
- Permanent → Pruminant: As in “I’ve accidentally used pruminant marker on the whiteboard.”
- Walk → Hoof it: As in “We missed the bus and had to hoof it home.”
- Go to sleep → Hit the hay: As in “It’s late. I better hit the hay.”
- Her before → Herbivore: As in “I’ve never met herbivore.”
- Passed/Past your → Pasture: As in “It’s just pasture house on the left.” and “I pasture stall at the fair today but you weren’t there.” and “It’s pasture bedtime.”
- Could → Cud: As in “Cud you stop it please?” and “As fast as her legs cud carry her” and “I cud do it in my sleep.”
- Heard → Herd: As in “I overherd them speaking about …” and “The last I herd, …” and “Your herd it here first.” and “You could have herd a pin drop.” and “Stop me if you’ve herd this one”
- Field: “I’m an expert in my field.”
- Hey → Hay: As in “Hay, what’s up?” and “Hay there, friend.”
- Who f* → Hoof*: As in “Hoofeels hungry right now?” and “Hoofinished the last bit of coconut icecream?”
- Who’ve → Hoof: As in “Hoof you spoken to so far?”
- Half → Hoof: As in “Is the glass hoof full or hoof empty?” and “My other/better hoof“
- *mare*: Words that contain the “mare” sound (or similar) can often be turned into silly horse puns (a mare is a female horse): nightmare, alphanu-mare-ic, A-mare-ican, custo-mare-y, mare-athons, mare-iage (marriage), mare-it (merit), mare-y (merry), nu-mare-ical, rose-mare-y.
- Called → Colt: As in “The so colt …” and “Many are colt, but few are chosen” and “Crazy little thing colt love” and “She colt on me to run an errand” and “The truth of the claim was colt into question” and “You colt?”
- Cold → Colt: As in “My blood ran colt” and “Left out in the colt” and “In a colt sweat” and “Stone colt sober” and “Take a colt, hard look” and “A colt day in hell” and “Colt comfort” and “Catch a colt” and “As colt as ice” and “A colt shower” and “Colt calling” and “Colt shoulder” and “Go colt turkey” and “Out colt (unconscious)”
- Cult → Colt: As in “The colts of Scientology and organised religion.”
- It’s Italian → Stallion
- Feet → Trotters
- Stalin → Stallion
- Philadelphia/Philly → Filly: A “filly” is a young female horse (usually less than 4 years old).
- Can’t her → Canter: As in “Canter father drop her off, or is he busy?”
- No/Nay → Neigh: As in “Neigh, I disagree.” and “It will take months, neigh, years to complete.”
- *roan*: If a word contains the “roan” sound, it’s an opportunity for a more “advanced” horse pun: groan, erroaneous, outgroan, overgroan, proanunciation, proanoun, throan, droan, proan.
- Frozen → Friesian: As in “Her accounts have been friesian while the investigation takes place” and “Friesian solid” and “Friesian vegetables”
Here are a few horse-related words to help you come up with your own horse puns:
pony, hoof, thoroughbred, foal, mare, equine, dressage, cavalry, farrier, horse shoe, buck, kick, horseback, bareback, stallion, filly, colt, bridle, domesticated, hoof, hooves, steed, mustang, appaloosa, equestrian, herd, stables, stable, grazing, ruminant, whinny, mane, herbivore, grass, pasture, field, mount, ride, neigh, roan, one-horse, crupper, palfrey, sumpter, horse power, rocking horse, harness, saddle up, unsaddle, unbridle, quarter horse, pegasus, seabiscuit, black beauty, shadowfax, trojan horse, chestnut, percheron, shetland pony, friesian, belgian, hackney, trakehner, trotter, trot, gallop, canter, dartmoor, falabella, sorraia, Arabian, caspian, breton, pacer, tacky, morgan, paint, warmblood, Andalusian, saddle, giddy-up
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