What Is A Boy Horse Called?

The term “colt” only describes young male horses and is not to be confused with foal, which is a horse of either sex less than one year of age.

An adult male horse, if left intact, is called either a “stallion” or a horse (sometimes full horse); if castrated, it is called a gelding.

What is female horse called?

In most cases, a mare is a female horse over the age of three, and a filly is a female horse three and younger. In Thoroughbred horse racing, a mare is defined as a female horse more than four years old. An uncastrated adult male horse is called a stallion and a castrated male is a gelding.

Can a male horse have a baby?

When they turn 4, male horses become stallions — unless they are castrated. Male horses who are altered are referred to as geldings. If a horse has fathered a baby, he’s called a sire.

What are the different sexes of horses?

Horse gender definitions

  • Filly.
  • Colt.
  • Foal.
  • Weanling.
  • Yearling.
  • Mare.
  • Stallion.
  • Gelding.

What is a stallion horse?

…male horse is called a stallion, the female a mare. A stallion used for breeding is known as a stud. A castrated stallion is commonly called a gelding. Formerly, stallions were employed as riding horses, while mares were kept for breeding purposes only.