Apr 06

New foal, filly and colt.

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SOME EQUESTRIAN TERMINOLOGY

Gelding – a castrated male horse

Stud – a mature and fully intact male horse

Mare – a mature (over 4 years old) female

Foal – a newborn horse

Colt – a young (under 4 years and not castrated) male (a variation on this is, “catch colt” — a colt born of uncertain lineage or the offspring of a mare bred unexpectedly. Also a child born out of wedlock).

New foal colt at 9 days old.

New foal colt at 9 days old.

Filly – a young (usually under 3 or 4 years) female

New foal filly at 5 days old.

New foal filly at 5 days old.

For more equestrian terminology go here and here.

For list of words and phrases related to equestrian activities that are used in everyday common English go here.

The young colt is begining to show some curiosity about his surroundings.

The young colt is beginning to show some curiosity about his surroundings.

A closer look at the little filly, Jean.

A closer look at the little filly, Jean.

At 17 days old you can see how quickly the new foal grows.

At 17 days old you can see how quickly the new foal grows.

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