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A foal is an equine up to one year old; this term is used mainly for horses . More specific terms are colt for a male foal and filly for a female foal, and are used until the horse is three or four . When the foal is nursing from its dam ( mother ), it may also be called a "suckling". After it has been weaned from its dam , it may be called a "weanling". When a mare is pregnant, she is said to be "in foal". When the mare gives birth , she is "foaling", and the impending birth is usually stated as "to foal". A newborn horse is "foaled". After a horse is one year old, it is no longer a foal, and is a "yearling". There are no special age-related terms for young horses older than yearlings. When young horses reach breeding maturity, the terms change: a filly over three ( four in horse racing ) is called a mare , and a colt over three is called a stallion .