What Is a Young Horse Called?


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A young horse is called a foal, suckling, weanling, colt, filly or yearling, depending on its age and, in some cases, its sex. Foals, sucklings and weanlings are male and female horses younger than one year old.

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What Is a Young Horse Called?
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Yearlings are horses of either sex between the ages of 1 and 2 years. A colt is a male horse younger than 4 years of age, and a filly is the female equivalent. However, in some regions, both male and female young horses are called colts.

A young horse is different from a pony, which is a breed of equine that has a short stature and a stocky body.

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