A young horse is called a foal, suckling, weanling, colt, filly or yearling, depending on its age and, in some cases, its sex. Foals, sucklings and weanlings are male and female horses younger than one year old.
Yearlings are horses of either sex between the ages of 1 and 2 years. A colt is a male horse younger than 4 years of age, and a filly is the female equivalent. However, in some regions, both male and female young horses are called colts.
A young horse is different from a pony, which is a breed of equine that has a short stature and a stocky body.Learn More
A young male horse is called a colt, especially one which is less than 2 years old and has not been castrated. A young female horse is called a filly. Horses of either sex up to 1 year old are called foals.Full Answer >
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 >
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 are a year old.Full Answer >
The oldest horse whose age has been recorded was 62 years old at the time of death. The horse, named Old Billy, pulled barges in canals in England. He was born in 1760 and died in 1822. As of 2014, his preserved skull is on display at the Manchester Museum.Full Answer >