Horse breeders & Yakutian horses in the cold. One of toughest jobs in Yakutia, Russia's Siberia. Photo by Maria Vasilieva, Yakutia-Sakha News Agency. Yakutsk, Russia.

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…

Hereby, I am publishing Yegor Makarov’s photographs of Yakutian horse riders from different horse trekking expeditions across the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia. Yegor Makarov is a successful businessman, who lives and runs the Muus Khaya entertaining complex in Yakutsk, Russia. His big addiction is to travel across his vast homeland, and he is a big fan of the Yakutian horse, Yakutia-orginated horse breed. Currently, he is making a documentary and a book about the Yakutian horse. Meanwhile, he shares his passion with you.

A week ago, my friends and I visited Valera Varlamov’s Yakut horse breeding farm in the area of Mytaah village in Gorny Ulus (district). 4 hours by car westward from Yakutsk, the administrative center of Yakutia, Siberia/Russia. If travelling with cheery friends, four hours go fast and pretty insensibly. If anyone doesn’t know what to do after museum visits in Yakutsk, to spend one day with woolly stocky Yakut horses and try horse trekking in real Siberian taiga is worth to embark one day travel.