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Horse & Pony Terms

Learn Some basic horse words & Review Equestrian terminology

Do You Know These Basic Horse Terms?

Are Foals Baby Horses? What is a Filly?

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.
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Foal

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

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Filly

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

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

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Dam

The mother of a horse or pony.

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Colt

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

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Gelding

A male horse or pony that has been neutered.

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Sire

The father of a horse or pony.

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Yearling

A horse or pony that is one year old.

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