Leave it to SmartPak. For years they've been putting labels on their little portionized supplements and medications for horses and shipping them to barns from coast to coast. The little strips reveal a horse's barn name, although their "show name" or registered name may be something completely different (and much harder to spell.)
So who better to tell us the most popular name for an American horse in 2012?
The top two names on last year’s list flip flopped this year with “Jack” replacing “Buddy” as the number one most popular. “Bella” moved up from number six to number three, dropping “Max” from three to four.
Two names not included in last year’s Top 10 moved on to the List this year as “Charlie” and “Annie” knocked “Blue” and “Teddy” off the list.
“Rocky” and “Cody” remain perennial favorites with each making its eighth appearance on the list since 2001, the first year that supplements became available in daily dose SmartPaks.
SmartPak’s Top Ten Most Popular Horse Names for 2012 are:
What if your favorite horse name didn't make the list? Personally, I'm partial to Moose and Rio and, who doesn't have a Red, a Star or a Clyde in their barn? What about Scout, Rex and Molly? Snowy, Taffy and Ginger for the ponies?
“If your horse isn't on our list, all you have to do is start him on SmartPaks today,” quips the company in a press release, as if they were reading my mind.
To check out the full list of this year’s Top 100 most popular horse names, please visit www.SmartPak.com/Top100.
Photo of Pinky's stall (formerly Albert) by Janet Moore-Coll.