Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
tx is going to shoot me for this and horse is going to get shocked by this......get ready and I looked this up.......horse you are right...although a FILLY is a young female horse pior to her fourth birthday...ref john j.mettler, jr d.m.v... inview of what tx said if I chose not to breed our 3 year old abby then she can NOT deamed a filly for the rest of her life......sorry tx
No, no, no. That is NOT what I was saying. (or at least what I meant. Lol) What I was trying to say is that if you NEVER breed your filly, at the age of 5 (and up until death if never bred) she is considered a MAIDEN MARE. (The age can be different depending on who you ask. The people I associate with always said 5, but I have heard the age 4, and apparently Kansas has read 3. I don't consider any of them wrong. Just different opinions.)
BUT, if you breed you filly AT ANY AGE after she foals she is considered a MARE even if she is 2,3,4 etc.
Soooo, if you breed your filly at age of 3 (which I will do depending on the above qualifications) when she foals, she is a MARE.
BTW it was not me that considers them fillys. I consider them mares. That is why I breed them at that age sometimes.