The Akhal-Teke is a horse breed first found in Turkmenistan. Their main feature is the distinct coat that gleams and this is also what distinguishes them from the other horse breeds.

The Akhal-Teke is a horse breed first found in Turkmenistan. Their main feature is the distinct coat that gleams and this is also what distinguishes them from the other horse breeds.

The Akhal-Teke's most notable and defining characteristic is the natural metallic bloom of its coat. This is especially seen in the palominos and buckskins, as well as the lighter bays, although some horses "shimmer" more than others.They have a rather slim body and ribcage (like an equine version of the greyhound), with a deep chest. The conformation is typical of horses bred for endurance over distance. The Akhal-Tekes are lively and alert, with a reputation for bonding to only one perso

The Akhal-Teke's most notable and defining characteristic is the natural metallic bloom of its coat. This is especially seen in the palominos and buckskins, as well as the lighter bays, although some horses "shimmer" more than others.They have a rather slim body and ribcage (like an equine version of the greyhound), with a deep chest. The conformation is typical of horses bred for endurance over distance. The Akhal-Tekes are lively and alert, with a reputation for bonding to only one perso

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What are you doing in the snow you silly Akhal Teke. you belong in the desert!

What are you doing in the snow you silly Akhal Teke. you belong in the desert!

Akhal Teke - I can really see the resemblance to the greyhound here. Beautiful horse, wish photo included legs and feet.

Akhal Teke - I can really see the resemblance to the greyhound here. Beautiful horse, wish photo included legs and feet.

The Akhal-Teke may look delicate, but it was bred for sport and endurance runs in the harsh deserts of Turkmenistan, where water and food are scarce.The Akhal-Teke is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, a descendant of the Nicean horse, and ancient to its home in Turkmenistan, where its shimmering coat blends in well with its desert surroundings.

The Akhal-Teke may look delicate, but it was bred for sport and endurance runs in the harsh deserts of Turkmenistan, where water and food are scarce.The Akhal-Teke is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, a descendant of the Nicean horse, and ancient to its home in Turkmenistan, where its shimmering coat blends in well with its desert surroundings.

Akhal Teke: one of the rarest horses on earth. They have a natural metallic sheen to their coats.

Akhal Teke: one of the rarest horses on earth. They have a natural metallic sheen to their coats.

Colors of the Akhal Teke by DancingDragonStables.deviantart.com

Colors of the Akhal Teke by DancingDragonStables.deviantart.com

What an unusually built horse.  Long legs, small head, lovely arched neck.  The Akhal-Teke stallion Arim by Kerri-Jo, via Flickr

What an unusually built horse. Long legs, small head, lovely arched neck. The Akhal-Teke stallion Arim by Kerri-Jo, via Flickr

So perfect he does not look real.

So perfect he does not look real.

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