Yakutian Horse

Yakutian or Yakutian (also known as Yakut is a breed of horse native to in the
Siberian Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) region. It is a lot bigger than the other horses
that are similar to it, such as the Mongolian horse and Przewalski’s Horse. 2 The 340
horse is known for its adaptability to the harsh climate of Yakutia as well as its ability to
graze on plants beneath deep snow cover, and to survive in the absence of shelter when
temperatures reach 70 degC (-94 degrees Fahrenheit).

The horses are believed to have come from domesticated horses that were brought
with the Yakuts who migrated into the region at the end of 13th century and they
are not descendents of wild horses that were found in the region in Neolithic times.

These horses are small but are built well and are not too different in their body
structure from the local breeds from Mongolian heritage. In the autumn months,
following feeding and getting ready to winter, they are distinguished due to their
size and bulk.

The head is medium in size and has straight lines. The neck is small and thick.
The withers are broad and low. The back is medium length, and the croup being
wide. There are horses with shorter and the croups are drooping.

Their chests are deep and fairly large. Legs are strong and short and have hoof horns
that are strong and without cracks. The coat of Yakut horses is mostly gray with various
shades mousy, savras the bay, red, and piebald and, less frequently Chubara.

The genetic capacity for live weight is different. Stallions range from between 430
and 490kg, while mares can be 415-470kg.

The amount of native Yakut horses at the time of January 1st in 2018, was 101,755,
with 62,541 horses who were 3 years old or older. The percentage of indigenous type
horses was 55.3 percent of the total quantity of animals in the Yakutian republic.

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