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Ultima Thule: Oymyakon, Siberia - the Pole of Cold

The Yakut horse on work.

Image of a man uses a horse & sled to collect river ice to melt for water near verkhoyansk. by ArcticPhoto

The Yakut horse's winter hair reaches about 10cm in length & it has a very thick busy tail & a long mane that not only covers its neck but its shoulders. They are particularly good at foraging for food on their own & can even reach grass from under the snow, using their hooves to dig beneath the frozen ground.  Yakut horses are used for their meat & milk, while their warm coat can be turned into clothes. The local government is trying to increase their numbers in the region to 200,000.

Crazy horses! Tiny Yakuts love running across Siberian wasteland

Yegor Makarov’s photographs of Yakutian horse riders, Siberia

HORSE Yakutian horse riders in the wilderness of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Yegor Makarov.

'In the genome of the Yakutian horses, we found the mutations that help the adaptation: revealed genes involved in the development of hair, affecting the body size, metabolic and hormonal signaling ways.

With thick coat to keep it warm, the little Yakut horse loves nothing better than running about the frozen fields.

Якутская лошадь. Якутск, Якутия. Фото: Айар Варламов.  Yakutian horse. Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo: Ajar Varlamov.

Якутская лошадь. Якутск, Якутия. Фото: Айар Варламов. Yakutian horse. Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo: Ajar Varlamov.

Якутская лошадь. Верхоянский район. Якутия. Зимой. Фото Болот Бочкарев. Yakutian horse. Verkhoyansky District. Yakutia. Siberia, Russia. Pho...

Якутская лошадь. Верхоянский район. Якутия. Зимой. Фото Болот Бочкарев. Yakutian horse. Verkhoyansky District. Yakutia. Siberia, Russia. Pho...

Yet these migrant horses were central to the lives of the population that settled in Yakutia: had these animals not coped with, and thrived on, the cold, these human societies would not have survived.

With thick coat to keep it warm, the little Yakut horse loves nothing better than running about the frozen fields

Якутская лошадь. Якутск, Якутия. Фото: Айар Варламов.  Yakutian horse. Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo: Ajar Varlamov.

The Yakutian horse is a rare native horse breed from the Sakha Republic in Russia

The road from Yakutsk to Verkhoyansk

A winter road trip from Yakutsk to Verkhoyansk in the North of Yakutia, Russia's Siberia.

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