This beautiful horse breed origins from a long, long time ago from Turkmenistan. It is one of the oldest surviving horse breeds which are known 3000 years ago. The meaning of the name of this horse breeds comes from Akhal- pure and Teke is the name of a tribe that has bred these horses a long time ago.
They are a national emblem in Turkmenistan. Now there are about 3500 Akhal-Teke in the world. They are prevalent all around the world, but mostly in Turkey and Russia. Akhal-Teke is meant to be a medium size horse and their height stands between 14.6 and 16 hands and their weight varies between 900- 1100 pounds 420 -500 kg.
Main features for Akhal-Teke are that it has a long and narrow head, long ears and almond-shaped eyes. It has a flexible poll and long, slim neck, set high out of the sloping shoulders. But the most notable and defining is the natural metallic shine of its coat. The color of this Asian horse breed is mostly golden dune with metallic shine, but you can also find them in lots of more colors like black, chestnut, bay, palomino, gray etc.
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