Akhal-Teke The Ninth Wonder of The World

















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Akhal-Teke The Most Beautiful Horse in the World

The Akhal-Teke from Turkmen Ahalteke, is a horse breed from Turkmenistan. 
This breed dates back more than 3,000 years, making it the oldest and first domesticated breed.

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The shiny coat of palominos and buckskins led to their nickname “Golden Horses”.

These horses are well known for those individuals who have a golden buckskin or palomino color, a result of the cream gene, a dilution gene that also produces the perlino and cremello colors. A number of other colors are recognized, including bay, black, chestnut, and grey.

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The Akhal-Teke typically stands between 14.2 and 16 hands (58 and 64 inches, 147 and 163 cm). The Akhal-Teke has a refined head with predominantly a straight or slightly convex profile, and long ears. It can also have almond-shaped or “hooded” eyes.The mane and tail are usually sparse. The long back is lightly muscled, and is coupled to a flat croup and long, upright neck. The Akhal-Teke possess sloping shoulders and thin skin.

In China, these horses are called “horses that come from paradise”

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