Common Pony & Horse Words
Colt is the name for a male or boy foal
Equine is another name for a horse or pony
Farrier is the person who puts shoes on horses, or in the case of mini pony - he just trims their feet.
Filly is the name for a female or girl foal
Foal is the name for a baby horse or pony
Gelding is a stallion who cannot become a daddy
Hands is the unit of measurement when measuring horses and ponies (see below)
In-foal means a mare has a foal in her tummy
Mare is the name for an adult female horse or pony
Paddock is the name for a small field in which horses or ponies are kept
Stallion is the name for an adult male horse or pony
Stud is a stallion who could become a daddy
Measuring a Horse or Pony
Measuring the size of a horse or pony
A horse or pony is measured from the withers to the ground.
They are measured in hands (the average hand is 4 inches)
So Bruno, the pony on the left, stands 34 inches - that’s 8 1/2 hands.
A horse is classed as anything over 15 hands and a pony is 15 hands or under. A miniature pony/horse is 34 inches and under.