Prior to the age of four, female horses are called fillies, and from age four and up, they are called mares. Female horses can also be called yearlings when they are between one and two years old, or foals before they ar... More »

A young female horse is called a filly. Fillies become mares at 3 years of age. More »

A baby female horse is called a filly. Baby horses in general are called foals. A male baby horse is called a colt. Sometimes, the term “colt” is used incorrectly to refer to any baby horse. More »

There are several terms for male horses depending on their age and whether they have been gelded. The most common terms are colt, gelding and stallion. More »

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. More »

Scope, in reference to horses, can mean three very different things. In horse racing, scope is a term used to describe a horse's potential to improve with age. This usage is common in both the UK and international Englis... More »

The farthest most horses can sustain a gallop is thought to be around 2 miles, but some Arabian horses can gallop for 2.5 miles before fatigue is a factor. The gallop is the fastest method of movement for the horse, aver... More »