Saturday, September 27, 2014

Akhal-Teke: The Golden Horses of Turkmenistan...

never heard of them until last week.

The Akhal-Teke  is a horse breed from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem.  They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. The shiny coat of palominos and buckskins led to their nickname "Golden Horses". These horses are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds. There are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia, although they are also found throughout Europe and North America. read more

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