An adult female horse is called a mare. Female horses under 4 years old are called fillies. In the context of breeding, a mare is referred to as the dam. Mares kept for breeding are typically called broodmares. More »

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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 male horse used for breeding is called a stallion, whereas a neutered male horse is called a gelding. The term foal refers to a male or female horse that is less than a year old. More »

The appearance, personality or family history of a mare are factors to consider when choosing a name for her. Get to know your horse, and use your feelings toward the mare to pick out a name. More »

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Start by getting your mare inspected, so you know all her strengths and weaknesses. Look for a stud that can strengthen her good areas and improve the areas where she is weak. Study his offspring as well as his past gene... More »

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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 »