Horses are a common topic in Latvian folk songs, and very often these songs mention the colour of a horse’s coat. Today, many people are no longer familiar with the words describing horse colours, but official horse registration documents continue to use the traditional names.
The folklore group Savieši has created a programme of songs about horse colours. The book includes Inese Tone’s study of the use of these words in Latvian folk songs along with illustrations of each colour.
Book (Format14x12.5 cm; 87 p.) Latvian and English, incl. CD