This is my post in the OL forum. My original thought is that a hero, a prince that is to save a princess from the dragon's clutch must be riding a warhorse, big and fierce, and I thought "stallion" was the word for it.Originally Posted by coconutpalm http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=428301
Chinese: 白马王子bai2 ma3 wang2 zi3, which literally means the prince that rides a white stallion.
Why stallion? Why not a mare?
However, Samanthalee's reply seems to suggest that stallion means male horse, as opposed to mare, female horse.
Any enlightenment is appreciated!