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17 Horse Jokes You Can’t Help but Laugh At

Pony up! Quit stalling and check out these equestrian gags for unbridled laughs.

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What Do You Call an Amish Guy …

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic

We don’t horse around when it comes to horse jokes (same with “why did the chicken cross the road?” jokes).

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The Talking Horse

A talking horse walks into a bar and approaches the manager. “Excuse me, good sir,” the horse says, “are you hiring?”

The manager looks the horse up and down and says, “Sorry, pal. Why don’t you try the circus?”

The horse nickers. “Why would the circus need a bartender?”

Why the long face? Cheer up with these food jokes that everyone will find funny.

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A Case of the Plastic Horses

Did you hear about the man who was hospitalized with six plastic horses inside him?

The doctor described his condition as stable.

Can’t get enough horse jokes? Check out our entire collection of funny animal jokes.

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The Fallen Horse

Q: What did the horse say when it fell?

A: “I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!”

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A Most Impressive Horse

A guy is walking through the country when he spots a sign that reads, “Talking Horse for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks up to the stable to check it out.

“So what have you done with your life?” he asks the horse.

“I’ve led a full life,” the horse answers miraculously. “I was born in The Andes where I herded for an entire village. Years later, I joined the mounted police force in New York and helped keep the city clean. And now, I spend my days giving free rides to underprivileged kids here in the country.”

The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the horse’s owner, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of such an incredible animal?”

The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!”

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The Meaning of Horseshoes

Q. What does it mean if you find a horseshoe?

A. Some poor horse is walking around in his socks.

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A Pony Problem

A pony goes to the doctor and tells him, “Doc, I think I’m dying. I have this terrible sore throat.”

The doctor assures him, “It’s okay—you’re just a little horse.”

The best horse jokes always include a pun. Check out these 14 hilarious pun cartoons that never get old.

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The Horse and the Movie Theater

A horse sits down in a movie theater and the woman next to him asks, “Excuse me… are you a horse?”

“Why yes, I am,” replies the horse.

“What are you doing at this movie?”

The horse says, “I really liked the book.”

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Horses and Giraffes and Lions, Oh My

Q: You’re riding a horse full speed, there’s a giraffe right beside you, and a lion nipping at your heels. What do you do?

A: Get off the carousel and sober up.

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The Desperado’s Horse

A Desperado rides into town and downs a few drinks at the saloon. When he steps outside again, he finds his horse has been stolen. The Desperado swears, steps back into the bar, and fires a round into the piano. The room goes dead silent. “I’m gonna have one more beer,” the Desperado bellows to the terrified crowd, “and if my horse ain’t back where I left him when I’m done, I’ll do here what I had to do in Houston.”

The locals murmur uneasily as the Desperado sips his drink. Lucky for them all, when he steps outside again his horse has been returned. As the Desperado saddles up, a local can’t help but ask, “Sir, what exactly was it you had to do in Houston?”

The Desperado narrows his eyes and hisses at the man, “I had to walk home.”

Check out these 15 witty bar jokes anyone can remember.

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A Horse Under the Weather

Q. Where do horses go when they’re sick?

A. The horsepital.

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Runaway Horse

Q: What is the best type of story to tell a runaway horse?

A: A tale of WHOA!

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The Secret to Horse Betting

Q: How do you make a small fortune on horse racing?

A: Start with a large fortune.

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A Tale of Two Racehorses

Two racehorses are in a stable. One says to the other, “You know, before that last race …”

“The one that you won?” asks the other horse.

“Yeah, before that race, I felt a pinch in my hindquarters.”

The other horse says, “Funny, I felt a pinch in my hindquarters before the race that I won.”

A dog walking by says, “You  idiots, you’re being doped. They’re injecting you with a drug to make you faster!”

The first horse turns to the other and says, “Hey, a talking dog!”

—submitted by magician/comedian Penn Jillette.

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The Hairy Horse

Q: Which side of a horse has more hair?

A: The outside

For more animal jokes, check out these dog puns that will give you paws.

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The Hallelujah Horse

A cowboy buys a horse from the town pastor. The pastor explains, “to make the horse go, you gotta yell, ‘Thank God!’ And to make it stop, yell, ‘Hallelujah.’” The cowboy rides off. He rides all day and starts to nod off in the saddle when he notices he is about to ride straight over a cliff. Searching his memory, he yells to the horse, “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” The horse grinds to a stop just at the edge of the cliff. The cowboy wipes the sweat off his forehead. ”Phew!” the cowboy sighs. “Thank God!”

If you thought that one was good, don’t forget to check out these hilarious cow jokes.

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A Thirsty Horse

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey.”

The horse says, “Buddy—you read my mind!”

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