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=Overview=
 
=Overview=
Horses are commonly given a compound name consisting of two words, one describing the color and the second describing some other distuinguishing feature such as gait or age.
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Horses are commonly given a compound name consisting of two words, one describing the color and the second describing some other distinguishing feature such as gait or age.
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=Horse coats=
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* '''ak''' white.
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* '''ala''' multicoloured, variegated, motley, piebald (black and white), skewbald (white and any colour but black).
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* '''bora''' grey.
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* '''dorug''' bay (reddish-brown). 
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* '''kaldar''' sorrel (reddish-brown with yellowish markings).
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* '''kara''' black.
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* '''karala''' (< ''kara ala'') dark piebald, dark skewbald
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* '''kïr''' roan (dark coat sprinkled with grey); liver-chestnut
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* '''kïskïl''' chestnut.
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* '''kula''' tawny, lightbrown with black mane and tail.
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* '''oy''' dun, isabel; '''kara-oy''' dark dun.
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* '''sara''' light bay.
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* '''sarala''' (< ''sara ala'') light skewbald, yellowish.
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* '''sarïg''' yellow; blond, light bay.
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* '''šokar''' motley, dappled, spotted.
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* '''xuvala''' light bay.
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=Gaits=
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* '''bazar''' ambling.
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* '''chelish''' trot.
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* '''chyraa''' ambler.
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* '''sayak''' ambler.
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=Age=
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* '''day''' colt, young horse of two or three years.
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* '''kulun''' (suckling) foal, colt.
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=Qualities=
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* '''chügürük''' able to run fast, racing, swift.
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* '''emdik''' not broken-in, unridden.
  
 
=Examples=
 
=Examples=
 
* '''Emdik-Bora:''' Unridden Grey
 
* '''Emdik-Bora:''' Unridden Grey
* '''Dorug-Dajny:''' Bay Colt
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* '''Dorug-Daj:''' Bay Colt
* '''Kula-Dajny:''' Tawny Colt
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* '''Kula-Daj:''' Tawny Colt

Revision as of 14:18, 7 February 2006


Overview

Horses are commonly given a compound name consisting of two words, one describing the color and the second describing some other distinguishing feature such as gait or age.

Horse coats

  • ak white.
  • ala multicoloured, variegated, motley, piebald (black and white), skewbald (white and any colour but black).
  • bora grey.
  • dorug bay (reddish-brown).
  • kaldar sorrel (reddish-brown with yellowish markings).
  • kara black.
  • karala (< kara ala) dark piebald, dark skewbald
  • kïr roan (dark coat sprinkled with grey); liver-chestnut
  • kïskïl chestnut.
  • kula tawny, lightbrown with black mane and tail.
  • oy dun, isabel; kara-oy dark dun.
  • sara light bay.
  • sarala (< sara ala) light skewbald, yellowish.
  • sarïg yellow; blond, light bay.
  • šokar motley, dappled, spotted.
  • xuvala light bay.

Gaits

  • bazar ambling.
  • chelish trot.
  • chyraa ambler.
  • sayak ambler.

Age

  • day colt, young horse of two or three years.
  • kulun (suckling) foal, colt.

Qualities

  • chügürük able to run fast, racing, swift.
  • emdik not broken-in, unridden.

Examples

  • Emdik-Bora: Unridden Grey
  • Dorug-Daj: Bay Colt
  • Kula-Daj: Tawny Colt