Care of Horses

How do horses grow?

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November 06, 2008 1:25PM

They grow like everyone else, by age.

Horses are born very well developed and are able to stand and

run after about two hours. They are called foals when they are very

young. They have long gangly legs and are extremely cute!

As they grow up a bit, males are called colts, and females

fillies, until they reach maturity at four, when males are called

stallions (unless gelded) and females mares. Most start to be

backed (trained) when they are around two years old, and started to

be properly ridden when four. Some other breeds need more


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