What’s the most popular name among horses in the United States? Kate Samuels gets the scoop on SmartPak’s annual report based on names printed on SmartPak supplement packages.
In 2001, SmartPak officially started selling their signature product, the daily dose supplement “SmartPaks” for individual horse needs. In that same year, they started a tradition of compiling lists of the names printed on those packages, and doing charts and statistics to determine exactly what is the most popular name among horses in the United States.
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.
“We custom pack every SmartPak with your horse’s name printed on top,” said Colby C. Balazs, SmartPak Vice President, Marketing. “We do this because we’re riders too and we want to help make sure your horse gets fed right every time. We also love thinking about the horses whose names are on each SmartPak. What are their favorite things? Do they love peppermints, trail rides, galloping cross-country, hunter derbies, reining spins or doing a piaffe down the centerline? Your horse is a member of our family and we want to help you take the best possible care of him or her – that is what inspires everything we do.”