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Iomud Grey Coat (left view)
Grey Coat (left view)
Iomud Metallic Bright Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Metallic Bright Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Iomud Chestnut Coat (front view)
Chestnut Coat (front view)
Iomud Chestnut Coat (right view)
Chestnut Coat (right view)

The Iomud (also spelled Yamud and Yomud) is a rare light saddle breed from Turkmenistan. It is named after the Iomud tribe wich created it.

Origins and subtypes:
The Iomud was created over 600 years ago, during the 14th century, by the Iomud people who crossed local Turkmen horses with Arabian horses to generate a light saddle horse that is stronger than the Turkmen.

Over the centuries, three subtypes of the Iomud were created: the first subtype is the purebred form of the Iomud breed; the second subtype was created by crossing Iomuds with Thoroughbreds, and is larger than the pure Iomud; the third subtype was created by crossing Iomuds with Mongolian and Kazakh horses, and is shorter and stockier than the Iomud.

The pure Iomud:
Pure Iomud horses are slender and slim horses, but they are stronger than what they look. They also inherited the exceptional endurance of their ancestors, and therefore served as excellent horses for crossing the arid landscapes of Turkmenistan.

During the 20th century, the number of pure Iomud horses declined. Starting from the 1980s several breeding farms were established in Turkmenistan to conserve this pure form of the breed.

The Iomud today:
Today, the Iomud is back to being a common horse in Turkmenistan and Iran, although not much is known about it.

Conformation:
Similar to other Oriental hotblood breeds, Iomud horses have an overall light and slender build. The head is slender and its profile is either straight or slightly convex, the neck is long and slender, the withers are a tad prominent, the croup has a light slope, and the legs are slender.

The hair of the mane and tail is thin, and while the tail can grow long the mane is short in length.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Iomuds in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.5-16.8, 16.1 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 48-58, 53 (2), 0.39.

Accel: 0.91-1.06, 0.98 (0.03), 0.01.
Decel: 0.79-0.91, 0.85 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.10-5.31, 5.19 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.32-1.91, 1.65 (0.11), 0.02.

Turning: 43.45-57.14, 50.48 (2.95), 0.58.
Reverse: 2.1-2.8, 2.4 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 42.48-46.46, 44.62 (0.99), 0.19.
Reaction: 0.77-0.86, 0.82 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually grey, less often chestnut, bay, and black.

Additionals: flaxen, rabicano, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid and sometimes has a metallic sheen.

Height: 14.2hh to 15.2hh.
Iomud Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Iomud Golden Wild Bay Coat
Golden Wild Bay Coat
Iomud Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
Iomud Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Iomud Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Iomud Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Iomud Metallic Chestnut Coat
Metallic Chestnut Coat
Iomud Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Iomud Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
Iomud Grey Coat
Grey Coat


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