Horse Breeding Basics

 

Horse Breeding Basics

A newborn horse is a foal.   A colt is a male newborn.   A female is a filly.

 
Horse Breeding BasicsHorse Breeding Basics.   Humans are the only species that have sexual intercourse for pleasure.   The rest of them do it with the purpose of reproducing and improving their species.   Therefore, sexual intercourse in the remaining species takes place only at certain times during the year when specific conditions are met.   Nature is very wise and makes sure that the ladies are ready to reproduce when the timing is perfect for the newborns to have nice weather, food, and water when they take their first steps into this world.   All animals that breed naturally drop their newborns during springtime or early summer when the climate is fair and there is plenty of food for the mother.
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Horse Breeding BasicsIn the horse breeding industry, the male horse or stallion is called a sire and the mare, or female horse is a dam.   The term colt is sometimes used to describe a newborn horse.   That is wrong.   A newborn horse is a foal.   A colt is a male newborn.   A female is a filly.  

Another important point we want to clarify is that the place where the foal is conceived is not important.   The foal is registered in the place where it was born.   This is an important point to make especially in these times when semen from champions is flown all around the world to serve a mare thousands of miles away.   A mare which lives in the United States and is inseminated with sperm from a stallion that lives in Portugal will have a foal that belongs to the United States.
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