Male Horse Gender
What would you call a male horse?
There are things to consider when determining what to call a male horse. Depending if it was just born, age and if they are gelded.
Terms that are used to describe the sex and age of a horse include:
|Foal: the offspring of horses, either male or female, up to one year old, are called foals
Filly: is a young female horse too young to be called a mare. In most cases filly is a female horse under the age of four years old.
Colt: male offspring, up to four years old, or until gelded Filly: female offspring, up to four years old, or until the first breeding
Mare: mature female horse over four years of age, or younger if bred
Mare Pregnant:mature female horse over four years of age, or younger if bred carring foal.
Unborn Foal: foal not born, to be born.
Yeld Mare: mature female horse that has never given birth, barren
Stallion: male horse, that has not been castrated (gelded)
Gelding: male horse of any age that has been castrated
Yearling: is a young horse of either sex that is between one and two years old.
Weanling: a foal that has been weaned – no longer has access to its mother’s milk (usually at about four to six months of age)– up to 1 year old
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