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        08-19-2009, 08:35 PM
    Green Broke
    Question Brain Cramp!

    When is a filly called a mare? Honestly am having a brain cramp. Is it when they have foaled, or is it at a certain age? Sorry to sound so stupid, but I honestly can't remember!
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        08-19-2009, 09:12 PM
    IDK exactly what age it is...but a mare is an adult female horse. They are considered mares even if they never have a baby.
        08-20-2009, 05:43 AM
    I think the cutoff age for a filly is 4, unless she has a foal before then. Or maybe it is 4 regardless of whether she has had a foal........ too complicated LOL.
        08-20-2009, 06:07 AM
    Over here in ireland could be classed different in different parts of the world but anyway a filly is not a filly anymore once she reaches the age of 4 just as a colt that has not been gelded is a stallion at the age of four and if a mare has had a foal and is being used for foaling she is called a broad mare
        08-20-2009, 06:41 AM
    Green Broke
    In Aus its 4!... I think
        08-20-2009, 09:23 AM
    A filly is female. :)

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        08-20-2009, 09:32 AM
    Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
    In Aus its 4!... I think
    But isn't it the same everywhere?
        08-20-2009, 12:30 PM
    A filly is a female horse under the age of 4.
    A mare is an adult female horse (four and over)
    A broodmare is a mare used for breeding.
        08-20-2009, 02:30 PM
    But, is a filly who pops out a colt at 2 or 3 (one-time thing, not a broodmare) still considered a filly?? Or is she now a Mare??

    That is what always confused me. LOL.
        08-20-2009, 03:14 PM
    As far as I have ever known, she would be a filly. The name is purely an age thing. Of course, I tend to call anything over 2 a mare.

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