Konyok Gorbunok is a folk written by Russian poet Piotr Ershov. It tells a story about a peasant’s
son, Ivan (or Ivanushka), who is deemed a fool by his family. In truth, Ivan is a bright and resourceful
young man, who, with the help of his magic pony (the horse of the title), outsmarts a dimwitted
Tsar and marries a beautiful Tsarevna.