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Horse & Pony Terms

Learn Some basic horse words

Do You Know the Difference Between a Sire and a Colt?

Are Foals Baby Horses? What is a Filly?

Review the horse and pony terms below and try the game and quiz. Submit your suggestions for other horse words we should include at the bottom of this page!

This horse family contains a gelding and a foal that is is a filly. She is with her dam who is a mare, and a stallion that is her sire.

Don’t know what we mean? Then this page is for you!

Learn Some Basic Horse & Pony Terms

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Mare

A female horse or pony that is over the age of 4.
Foal

Foal

An infant horse or pony that is less than 1 year old.

Foal

Filly

A female horse or pony that is less than 4 years old.
Foal

Stallion

A male horse or pony that has not been neutered and is over the age of 4.

Foal

Dam

The mother of a horse or pony.

Foal

Colt

A male horse or pony that is less than 4 years old.

Foal

Gelding

A male horse or pony that has been neutered.

Foal

Sire

The father of a horse or pony.

Foal

Yearling

A horse or pony that is one year old.

Foal

Green

An inexperienced horse or pony.

Play the Horse Terms Name Game

Drag the word onto the correct horse picture.

Welcome to the Horse Terms Quiz!

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What do you call a baby horse's father?
What do you call a baby horse's mother?
What do you call a baby horse?
What is the name of a female horse that is less than 4 years old?
What is the name of a male horse that is less than 4 years old?
What do you call a male horse that has been neutered and cannot have babies?
What is the name of a female horse that is over the age of 4?
What do you call an inexperienced horse?
What do you call a pony that is one year old?
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