Brain Cramp! - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 08-19-2009, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
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!
Walkamile is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 08-19-2009, 09:12 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,266
• Horses: 1
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.
sandy2u1 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 05:43 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,059
• Horses: 24
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.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is online now  
post #4 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 06:07 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: at the barn
Posts: 2,160
• Horses: 3
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
savvylover112 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Posts: 4,488
• Horses: 1
In Aus its 4!... I think

Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,

Last edited by ChingazMyBoy; 08-20-2009 at 06:44 AM.
ChingazMyBoy is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 09:23 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 157
• Horses: 0
A filly is female. :)

I'm learning!

Clippety clop and such...
Beloved Killer is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 09:32 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Uranus.
Posts: 419
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy View Post
In Aus its 4!... I think
Correct!
But isn't it the same everywhere?

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.
Fire Eyes is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 12:30 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
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.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,059
• Horses: 24
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.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is online now  
post #10 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
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.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cramp rhocodar Horse Health 2 12-27-2008 02:15 PM
IBM plans 'brain-like' computers Jehanzeb Technology 2 11-25-2008 11:31 AM
Overwhelmed! *brain explodes* Nita Horse Shows 10 06-03-2008 12:23 PM
Half halt? My brain cant take too much... Emma7442 Horse Training 1 02-24-2008 10:37 AM
Brain Trauma,Tumor or Infection isis Horse Health 2 09-10-2007 07:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome