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Frost-resistant horses of Yakutia

The Yakut horse (“sylgy” or “sakha ata” on Yakut language) is aboriginal breed of horses common in Yakutia. This breed of horses with long hair (8-15 cm) is the most frost-resistant. In winter it can feed on the grass from under the snow.

In Yakutia, the horses are living outdoors all year round (in summer the temperatures are up to +30 ° C and in winter down to -50 ° C).

They are often used as riding horses. Mare’s milk is used for the production of traditional national drink kumiss, and meat of the Yakut horse is considered a national dish and is listed as a delicacy.

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