Q&A Questions and Answers:
What is a male horse called?
A male horse is called a stallion, or sometimes a stud (as in a "stud colt") if used for breeding. A young male is called a colt. A neutered male becomes a gelding.
As long as we're at it, we may as well give the females their due:
A young female is a filly; one of breeding age is called a mare.
A newborn horse of either gender is called a foal. Its father is called its sire; the mother is its dam.
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