Foaling season in an exciting time to be in a Herd Management Area. It is also a time of higher anxiety within the wild horse bands. Please be respectful to the new dam and foal. The first couple of days after a foal is born are critical to its survival.
Remember to get no closer than 100 ft. Do not surround the band and do not get in the middle of the band, or between bands.
Pay close attention to the body language of the mare and the stallion. The mare and the stallion may be more protective and more easily agitated.
Mares will normally come into a foal heat within 10 days of giving birth. This will cause more stallion activity and its a time of high danger to the new foal.
Please leave the area if you see any signs of anxiety within the band.
The BLM is not interested in the names of the Wild Horses and has not authorized any one organization, or person, to name the new foals. SWAT is responsible for creating a “BLM number” for the new foals. The BLM refers to the Wild Horses by that number. SWAT and Wild Horse Warriors, monitor the Wild Horses in Sand Wash Basin and report numbers to the BLM. Those numbers include deaths, number of Wild Horses known to be out of bounds in Sand Wash Basin, and the number of new foals born each year.
To name a foal submit a photo to SWAT with your name suggestion.
If the foal has not be previously documented they will assign an ID number and your name choice.
They will let you know if the foal has already been documented.
Please submit a good photo of the dam and or the band to help SWAT ID the mare. If you know the dam please share that information.
The photo needs to be more than just a couple of ears or a hind leg. SWAT will need to be able to identify the foal if a second photos comes in.
You do not need to get close enough or stay long enough to determine gender, that can be added at a later date. If gender is not determined please pick a gender neutral name.
Please, share your photos and information on our page also, so we can keep our records up to date.
The list below is an up to date list of previously used names in Sand Wash Basin. Please check it before submitting your name choice.
A list of all names currently being used or that have been used in the past, so cannot be used again to name a horse in Sand Wash Basin. Please refer to this list if in doubt about a specific name. Thank you!
Sand Wash Basin Previous Names Used
A: Acacia, Ace, Achilles, Adahy, Agape, Agasga, Aiyanna, AJ, Alba, Alberta, Alex, Alexandria, Allegra, Allexe, Alliance, Allie, Almond, Amadeus, Amarissa, Amber, Amigo, Amore, Angel, Angel Heart, Angie, Athena, Apache, Aponi, Apollo, April, Arabella, Aragon, Aramis, Arctic, Arion, Arizona, Armani, Aroha, Arrow, Arroyo, Artemis, Ash, Asha, Ashley, Aspen, Astro, Athena, Augustua, Aura, Aurora, Autumn, Avatar, Avery, Avi, Avocet, Awinita, Ayasha, Ayita , Arkorri, Azure
B: Badger, Bad Horse, Bailey, Baja, Bandera, Bandi, Bandy, Barbie, Barcus, Batman, BayMare, Bean, Bear, Beau, Becca, Believe, Belle, Belle Star, Beloved, Ben, Benson, Berkley, Bernie Rose, Berelle, Beryl, Betsy, Bettina, Bianka, Bindi, Binx, Bird, Black Beauty, Blazer, Blessed Surprise, Bliss, Blizzard, Blondie, Blossom, Blue, Blue Moon, Blue Sky, Blue Suede, Bobby, Bodacious, Bogie, Bold, Bolo, Bolt, Bonita, Bonnie, Boomer, Boulette, Bow, Brandy, Brave, Brave Heart, Brayley, Breaker, Breeze, Brees, Brennan, Britta, Bronze, Brownie, Brynn, Buck, Buckie Rae, Buddy, Bugs, Bunnie, Butch, Butte
C: Caballero, Cachina, Caesar, Cahuilla, Cairo, Cajun Ghost, Calamity, Calavier, Caldera, Callie, Caliente', Callie, Calypso, Can Wakan, Capitano, Cappuccino, Caprice, Captain Jack, Caramel, Carly, Carmelita, Carmen, Carousel, Cary, Cash, Casino, Casper, Cassia, Cassidy, Catarina, Cat Ballou, Catkuta, Catori, Cavalier, Cayenne, Cece, Cedar, Cedra, Celeste, Centauro, Chai, Chance, Chante Olowan, Chanel, Char, Chardonay, Charisma, Charm, Chaser, Chavez, Checker, Cheney, Chenoa, Cherish, Cherita, Cherokee, Cherry, Chert, Cheveyo, Chevy, Chewie, Cheyenne, Chickadee, Chickala, Chickasaw, Chico, Chief, Chinook, Chip, Chipato, Chipeta, Chippewa, Chiquita, Chrome, Chrysalis, Chrystal, Chutney, Ciara, Cicero, Cimmaron, Cinch, Clay, Cinder, Cinnamon, Cirrus, Cisco, CJ, CloudDancer, Clover, Clyde, Coal, Cobalt, Cochise, Co Star, Countess, Cody, Cognac, Colorado, Comanche, Comet, Copper, Copper Girl, Coral, Corazon, Corona, Coronado, Corsandra, Cortez, Cortina, Cosima, Cosmo, Co-Star,Countess, Courage, Cowboy, Cowgirl, Craig, Crazy Horse, Cream Puff, Cresciente, Cricket, Crimson, Cromar, Crow, Cyclone, Cypress, Cyrus
D: Daisy, Dakota, Dalton, Dan, Dancer, Darado, Darcy, Dark Star, Dartanyan, Dash, Dasher, DaVinci, Davy, Dawn, Dazzle, DejaVoo, Delilah, Demi, Denali, Denim, Destiny, Diablo, Diamond, Dianka, Diego, Dillion, Dior, Disco, Diva, Divine, Divus, Doc, Dolly, Dolor, Domino, Dorian, Doyle, Dragon, DrangoFly, Dreamer, Dreamer 2, Drifter, Drum, Dundee, Durango, DustStorm, Dusty
E: Eagle, Eagle Feather, Ebony, Echo, Eclipse, Ed, Eira, Elaine, Eleganza, El Cap, Ellie, Em, Ember, Emily, Encanto, Ester, Evangeline, Evening Star, Evgeni, Evita
F: Faith, Fabio, Fairy Slipper, Falcon, Fancy, Fantasia, Feather, Felicity, Femur, Fence Rider, Ferrari, Fireburst, FireDancer, Firefly, Firestorm, Fitzgerald, Flame, Flaming Star, Flare, Flash, Fleck, Flicker, Flicky, Flight, Flint, , Flirt, Flo, Floriano, Flynnigan Joe, Foxy Little Feather, Francie, Frankie, Frasier, Frederick, Free Bird, Free Spirit, Freedom Rings, Freda, Friday, Frisco, Frisky, Frosty, Fury
G: Galadriel, Gale, Gaia, Gambler, Garnet, Gem, Gemini, Genie, Geronimo, Ghost, Ginger, GingerSnap, Glimmer, Glory, Goblin, Godiva, Gold Bar, Goldie, Grace, Greasewood, Gretchen, Gucci, Gunner, Gus, Gypsy
H: Hachi, Half Moon, Hally, Hank, Harlan, Harley, Harper, Hawk, Haze, Hazel, Heart Throb, Heather, Heidi, Hemingway, Hera, Herbie, Hercules, Hiawatha, Hildago, Holiday, Hollywood, Holt, Honey, Honeyspice, Honor, Hoot, Hope, Hopscotch, HotShot, Huckleberry, Hummer, Hunter, Hurricane
I: Indian Girl, Indian Rose, Indiana Jones, Indigo, Inola, Inyan, Iris, Irma, Iroquois, Isabelle, Isadora, Isis, Ivory
J: Jack Frost, Jackpot, Jaco, Jake, Jane, Jasmine, Jasper, JayHawk, Java, JazzySpirit, Jeffcoat, Jess, Jesse, Jester, Jet, Jetta, Jewel, Jib, Jigsaw, Jill, Jimmy Darksand, Jinx, JJ, Joaquin, Joe, John Boy, Jolie, Jolly, Joy, JuanitaRae, Juliette Juniper, JW,
K: Kaela, Kahlua, Kalypso, Kamaro, Kangee, Kanoa, Karma, Kashmir, Kanthaka, Katana, Katrina, Kayak, Kayuni, Kekoa, Kennedy, Keno, Kenosha, Kenya, Kestrel, Kholo, Kia, Kiki, Kiko, Kinstry, Kiowa, Kira, Kismet, Kit, Kite, Knight Rider, Kodak, Kohana, Koi, Koiyah, Kokomo, Kolong, Kona, Kootenai, Kova, Kramer, Kratos, Kuyani, Kyra
L: La Roux, Ladore, Lady, Lady, Lakota, Laramie, Lark, LaRoux, Latigo, Lazuli, Leahi, Legacy, Legend, Lego, Leia, Leilani, Lennon, Leotie, Levi, Lexi, Liberty, Licorice, Lightfoot, Lightning, Linnea, Lilka, Lilly, Little Bit, Little Eddie, Little Joe, Little Thunder, Lizzy, Loco, Loki, Lomasi, Lona, Lone Ranger, Lozania, Lucky, Luna, Luxor, Lyn, Lyric
M: Machinaw, Mack, MacKinley, Maddie, Madeleine, Madison, Maestro, Maggie, Magic Black, MagnoliaPearl, Magnum, Mahogany, Mahomes, Makani, Makwa, Malu, Mandalay, Mango, Maple, Maradi, Maralah, Marla, Marlay, Mariah, Marina, Marty, Marvel, Mateo, Mato, Matrix, Mauka, Maverick, May Day, Maybell, Mazama, McKenny, Meadow Sweet, Meadowlark, Megan, Melody, Memory, Mercedes, Merida, Merle, Merlin, Merry, Merrylegs, Mesa, Mesizo, Meteor, Mia, Mica, Michelangelo, Midnight Blue, Mike, Milagro, Millie, Mimi, Mimosa, Mina, Mingo, Minko, Miracle, Maradi, Mirage, Mississippi, Missy, Mister Kitty, Misty, Mocha, Moda, Mohawk, Mojave, Monarch, Monet, Montezuma, Monti, Montie, Moon Dancer, Moonlight, MoonShadow, Moonshine, MoonStone, Morgan, Morning Dove, Morning Song, Motor, Mr. Bojangles, Mugsy, Mykonos, Mystery, Mysterius, Mystic, Mystic Wind
N: Na'he, Nahmana, Nakai, Nakita, Nakoma, Nakota, Nash, Narmia, Nayeli, Negrita, Nemo, Nera, Nick, Nikki, Nikon, Nimbus, Nita, Nizhoni, NOAA, Noble, Noelani, Nomad, NOAA, Nova, Nutmeg,
O: O Sage, Oakley, Oathbringer, Obsidian, Oda, Ohitika, Ohyhee, Olga, Omar, One Spirit, Onyx, Orbit, Oreo, Orfeo, Orgulloso, Oriole, Orion, Orsino, Ortencia, Ouray, Outlander, Outlaw, Owl, Ozuye
P: Pablina, Paintbrush, Paloma, Pan, Pandora, Paprika, Pascha, Parker, Patches, Patchouli, Paulo, Pawnee, Payo, Paz, Peachy, Peanut, Pearl, Pekoe, Penny, Pepe, Pepper, PerfectStorm, Persephone, Pete, Petunia, Phantom, Phoebe, Phoenix, Picasso, Pico, Pintado, Pinyon, Pipit, Pippa, Pixie, PJ, Pocahontas, Poker, Poly, Pompei, Pontiac, Poppy, Porsche, Porter, Poseidon, Pottoka, Prancer, Precious, Prickly Pear, Primrose, Prince, Promise
Q: Question, Quigley, Quiver
R: Rabbit, Racer, Radiant, Rain, Raindance, Rainman, Rajun Cajun, Rambo, Ramona, Ranger, Ratchet, Raven, Rayne, Razor, Razzle, Reata, Rebel, M Red, Redford, Red Hawk, Refuge, Regal, Regalia, Remington, Rendezvous, Renegade, Reno, Reyka, Reyna, Rhone, Ricochet, Rider, Riddler, Rigel, Rio, Rita, River, Rivet, Roany, Robin, Rocket, Rockette, Rocky, Roller, Roly, Roo, Rooibos, Roosevelt, Roper, Rory Dean, Rosatelle, Rosebud, Rosie, Roulette, Rounder, Rowan, Rowdy, Royal, Rubicon, Ruby, Rudi, Ruger, Rumba, Rustler
S: Sabre, Sacajawea, Sadie, Saffron, Sage, Sagewood, Sahara, Sake, Salvatore, Samson, Sancho, Sand Dollar, Sand Painter, Sand Shadow, Sand Storm, Sandta Fe, SandTia, Sand Wash Sue, Sand Whip, Sandy, Sapele, Sapphire, Saragon, Saratoga, Satin, Satinka, Savannah, Scamper, Scarlett, Scenic, Schatzi, Scooter, Scotty, Scout, Sedona, Seije, Selena, Sen, Seneca, Serendipity, Sequanita, Shadow, Shady, Shakti, Shane, Shappa, Shasta, Shatzie, Shawnee, Shelby, Sherik, Sheridan, Shikoba, Shiloh, , Shimmer, Shiraz, Shiva, Shock Top, Shooter, Shoshoni, Shotgun, Show Girl, Sienna, Sidekick, Silverado, SilverStorm, Simba, Sinatra, Sioux, Sir Duke, Sitara. Ska Wakan, Skerik, Skip, Skipper, Sky King, Skye, Slate, Smoky, Snip, Snow, Snowman, Soaring Eagle, Socks, Sofauro, Sofia, Sokanon, Solaris, Solitaire, Solstice, So-Rel, Sorrow, Soteria, Sparkle, Sparky, Spring, Sparrow, Spice, Spirit, Spirit Dancer, Spitfire, Splash, Spook, Spotlight, Spring, Sprite, Spruce, Spyder, Star, Stardust, Stargazer, Starlight, Starling, Steamer, Sterling, Stetson, Stomper, Storm, Stormie, Straight Arrow, Streaker, Strider, Stryker, Sugar, Sugar Babe, Sun Spot, Sunbeam, Sundance, Sundown, Sunka Wakan, Summer, Sunni, Sunshine, Sunrise, Surma, Sweetwater, Swift, Sydney
T: Tabitha, Tadita, Tag, Takoda, Talia, Tallahatchi, Tamaya, Tango, Tara, Targaryen, Tashka, Tashunka, Taska, Tavi, Tazhi, Teak, Tebow, Tecate, Tecomseh, Tejas, Tempest, Tequila, Terora, Theo, Thor, Tesoro, TexasRose, T’Hate, Thunder, Thunderbird, ThunderHoof, Tia, Tierra, Tiffany, Tiger, Tikki, Tiponi, Titan, Titanic, Titanium, Tokio, Toma, Tomahawk, Tomichi, Tonka, Tonto, Topanos, Topaz, Tornado, Torpedo, Tracer, Traveler, Trazy, Treasure, Trigger, Tripod, Triston, Triumph, Trojan, Trooper, Trueblood, Tucker, Tulip, Tumble, Tumbleweed, Tuscalia, Tuscarora, Tuskani, Turquoise, Twiggy, Twilight, Twinklestar, Twister, Twitch, Twitchie, Typhoon, Tyson
U: Uintah, Unity, Universe, Uno, Ute,
V: Van Gogh, Vagabond, Valor, Vanilla Ice, Vegas, Velocity, Velour, Velvet, Velveteen, Venus, Vermillion, Vesuvius, Viaje, Viggo, Vinny, Violet, Virga, Virginia, Vivian, ViviRose, Vodka, Vogue, Volcano, Voodoo, Vortex, Vuitton,
W: Wakinyan, Wanda, Wanda Walker, War Horse, Warrior, Watson, Waylon, Wenatchee, Whip, Whirlwind, Whiskey, Whisp, Whisper, White Out, White Sage, Wish, Wi Wakan, WildBoy, WildDancer, WildFlame, Wildflower, Wild Heart, Wild Kid, Wild Nite, Wild One, WildRain, Wild Rose, Wild Soul, Wild Spirit, Wild Star, WildThing, Wild Wind, Wild Wood, Wildfire, Willie Nelson, Willow, Wilson, Winchester, Windwalker, Windtalker, Windsong, Windy, Wish, Wizard, Wonder, Woody, Wrangler, Wren, Wyoming Wonder Hope
Y: Yahtzee, Yampatika, Yarrow, Yellow Cat, Yellow Man, Yoda, Yoko, Yukon, Yuma, Yuriko
Z: Zander, Zane, Zapata, Zelda, Zenobia, Zenya, Zephyr, Zephyrus, Zeppelin, Zeus, Zia, Ziggy, Zion, Zoey, Zorro