A filly horse is a young female horse under 4 years old. Once a filly turns 4, she becomes known as a mare, even though fillies generally reach sexual maturity by 2 years of age.Know More
Although fillies are sexually mature at age 2, they aren't bred until they become mares because they're still growing. A mare can breed once a year for several years. A horse used primarily for this purpose is called a broodmare. Once she gives birth to a foal, which is a baby horse, she nurses it for up to six months. A mare who is used for riding is also not bred regularly. In some rare cases a mare is fixed, becoming a spayed mare.
A colt is a young male horse under 4 years old. Once he comes of age, he is called a stallion. Stallions are often castrated for any of several reasons; two of the most common are that the stallion is unmanageable due to its testosterone levels and that it doesn't have desirable traits to pass on to young. Once castrated, a male horse becomes known as a gelding. On rare occasions a castration isn't complete, and the horse becomes a rigg. A rigg has some stallion character traits and in some cases is still fertile.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
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.Full Answer >
Horses live in a variety of places and habitats, including Asia and North America. The only undomesticated wild horse, Przewalski's horse, is native to the Altai Mountains, plains, steppes and shrublands of Mongolia.Full Answer >
The word bronco is derived from the Spanish word broncos, meaning rough, and is used to describe a type of horse, rather than a species or a breed. American cowboys used the term to refer to untrained or partially trained horses.Full Answer >
Horses on average can run at approximately 30 miles per hour. It must be noted that there are several factors that can affect the running, or galloping speed of a horse. These include the size of the horse, its body structure, conditioning, athletic ability and the length of its stride.Full Answer >