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Walkamile 08-19-2009 09:35 PM

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! :shock:

sandy2u1 08-19-2009 10:12 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.

smrobs 08-20-2009 06:43 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.

savvylover112 08-20-2009 07:07 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

ChingazMyBoy 08-20-2009 07:41 AM

In Aus its 4!... I think

Beloved Killer 08-20-2009 10:23 AM

A filly is female. :)

I'm learning!

Fire Eyes 08-20-2009 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy (Post 383278)
In Aus its 4!... I think

Correct! :D
But isn't it the same everywhere?

Spastic_Dove 08-20-2009 01:30 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.

smrobs 08-20-2009 03:30 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.

Spastic_Dove 08-20-2009 04:14 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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