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* '''ala''' multicoloured, variegated, motley, piebald (black and white), skewbald (white and any colour but black).
 
* '''ala''' multicoloured, variegated, motley, piebald (black and white), skewbald (white and any colour but black).
 
* '''bora''' grey.
 
* '''bora''' grey.
* '''dorug''' bay (reddish-brown).   
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* '''dorug''' bay (reddish-brown); '''kara-dorug''' dark bay.   
 
* '''kaldar''' sorrel (reddish-brown with yellowish markings).
 
* '''kaldar''' sorrel (reddish-brown with yellowish markings).
 
* '''kara''' black.
 
* '''kara''' black.
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* '''sarala''' (< ''sara ala'') light skewbald, yellowish.  
 
* '''sarala''' (< ''sara ala'') light skewbald, yellowish.  
 
* '''sarïg''' yellow; blond, light bay.
 
* '''sarïg''' yellow; blond, light bay.
* '''šokar''' motley, dappled, spotted.  
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* '''shokar''' motley, dappled, spotted.  
 
* '''xuvala''' light bay.  
 
* '''xuvala''' light bay.  
  
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* '''chügürük''' able to run fast, racing, swift.
 
* '''chügürük''' able to run fast, racing, swift.
 
* '''emdik''' not broken-in, unridden.
 
* '''emdik''' not broken-in, unridden.
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* '''khertesh''' curved, arched (said of a horse's back).
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* '''oglaa''' shy, easily scared.
  
 
=Examples=
 
=Examples=
* '''Emdik-Bora:''' Unridden Grey
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* '''Emdik-Bora''': Unridden Grey
* '''Dorug-Daj:''' Bay Colt
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* '''Emdik-Oy''': Unridden Dun
* '''Kula-Daj:''' Tawny Colt
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* '''Chyraa-Bora''': Ambling Grey
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* '''Bazar-Oy''': Ambling Dun
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* '''Khertesh-Oy''': Arched-back Dun
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* '''Oglaa-Daj''': Shy Colt
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* '''Dorug-Daj''': Bay Colt
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* '''Kula-Daj''': Tawny Colt
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* '''Shokar-Daj''': Dappled Colt

Revision as of 14:31, 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); kara-dorug dark bay.
  • 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.
  • shokar 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.
  • khertesh curved, arched (said of a horse's back).
  • oglaa shy, easily scared.

Examples

  • Emdik-Bora: Unridden Grey
  • Emdik-Oy: Unridden Dun
  • Chyraa-Bora: Ambling Grey
  • Bazar-Oy: Ambling Dun
  • Khertesh-Oy: Arched-back Dun
  • Oglaa-Daj: Shy Colt
  • Dorug-Daj: Bay Colt
  • Kula-Daj: Tawny Colt
  • Shokar-Daj: Dappled Colt