This beatiful horse breed origins from long, long time ago from Turkmenistan. It’s 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 tribe that has bred these horses 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 long and narrow head, long ears and almond- shaped eyes. It has 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. 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. In some cases white markings can be found on the face and legs. The skin is thin and mane and tail are usually sparse.
These horses has tough, strong legs and that makes them, beside its natural athleticism, great sport horse good at dressage, show jumping, racing and endurance riding. The breed is restless because of the conditions they have been adapted to the Turkmenistan lands, where horses must live without much food and water.
Not so long ago an Akhal Teke has born several foals with Woobler Syndrome. These horses are very sensitive and are able to respond to mental suggestion of humans. They have reputation for bonding to only one person and that’s way it might be difficult if a stranger rides it. The breed is similar to the Turkoman horse and has influence on many breeds.
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