Yakutian horse (Wikipedia) is a native breed in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia. They are perfectly adopted to the extreme cold conditions. They don’t spend winter days indoor. They are always outdoor searching food (grasses) under snow themselve.
Horse breeders’ responsibility is to protect them from wolves and take care of them. If horses couldn’t find enough grass under icy snow, breeders lead them to the field rich of soft snow and grasses. If some of animals have weight out of standard, they are kept in the breeding farm and fed seperately. Regularly, horses should be cleaned from ices.
Much work to do actually. Horse breeders need to live constantly — all the year around — close to horses out in the wilderness.
Further, please, see Maria Vasilieva‘s recent winter photo report on Yakutian horse breeders working in Yakutsk’s neighboring district.
Full version is available on the Yakutia-Sakha News Agency website.
Wish to see Yakutian horses and experience breeders’s job? Come and VisitYakutia.com.
Full version of Maria Vasilieva’s «Yakutian Horse Breeders» photo report at YSIA.ru.