Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An animal of the genus equus and species caballus. In a narrow and strict sense, the term is applied only to the male, and only to males of four years old or thereabouts, younger horses being called "colts." But even in this sense the term includes both stallions and geldings. In a wider sense, and as generally used in statutes, the word is taken as nomen generalissimum, and includes not only horses strictly so called, but also colts, mares and fillies, and mules and asses. See Owens v. State, 38 Tex. 557; Ashworth v. Mounsey, L. R. 9 Exchi 187 ; Pullen v. State, 11 Tex. App. 91; Allison v. Brookshire, 38 Tex. 201; Sinte v. Ingram, 16 Kan. 19; State v. Dunnavant, 3 Brev. (S. Ct) 10, 5 Am. Dec. 530; State v. Gooch, 60 Ark. 218, 29 S. W. 640; Davis v. Collier, 13 Ga. 491. Co.mpare Richardson v. Chicago & A. RCo.., 149 Mo. 311, 50 S. W. 782.