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post #1 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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When is a filly considered a mare?

I'm curious, when is a young filly or colt considered as a mare or gelding / stallion? I am finding conflicting information when I search it online. I've seen anywhere from 3yrs old to 7 yrs old. Thank you!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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I've always been told 5, but I'm not sure.
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I've always gone by 4 years, for both colts and fillies.
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I've gone by when they mature. I find it's about 3.

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 04:26 PM
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4 yrs old.

In the UK in breed showing a filly becomes a mare on the 1st of jan in the year in which she will turn 4

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 04:45 PM
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I've been told 4 years old with racehorses, I'd assume it holds true for all breeds.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-18-2011, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like majority says 4! Thanks guys! I haven't been sure what to call my "filly" Sasha haha

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In the UK in breed showing a filly becomes a mare on the 1st of jan in the year in which she will turn 4
I've heard that too about race horses. That they age another year on January 1st no matter when they were born. Doesn't matter much with my girl though because she was born on January 16th

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-19-2011, 02:46 AM
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matters quite a bit with my youngster though as he was born in june!

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