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Akhal-Teke – reference riding horse (part 1)

The Akhal-Teke breed of horses was once so adored by people that in honor of it they created a cult and made this animal the object of their worship. This breed appeared as much as 5 thousand years ago, that is, it has a deep and ancient history of origin. It all started with the fact that the inhabitants of Central Asia wanted to have not only a beautiful, but also a hardy horse, which would have a whole host of positive qualities.

Akhal-Teke variety of horses

The name of this amazing animal consists of the name of the oasis of Akhal and the Tekin tribe, who lived in those years in the aforementioned area. Since its inception, the Akhal-Teke horse has become the most coveted and most valuable gift that could be presented to a person at that time. Experts say that thanks to the purebred Akhal-Teke horses, the emperor of the Persian state made the daughter of Tsar Medes his legal wife, and the notorious horse of Alexander the Great was one of the first representatives of this beautiful breed.

Proud and brave Akhal-Teke horses took part in the famous historical campaigns of Genghis Khan and the king of Persia. Unfortunately, after opening the sea route to India and reducing the important role of the Silk Road, the Akhal-Teke breed of horses was undeservedly forgotten, which was not the most joyful milestone in the history of the development of these wonderful animals. But in the homeland of the Akhal-Teke residents, in the distant sunny Turkmenistan, they were still highly appreciated and revered. Sometimes unpleasant incidents occurred – for example, for some time the Akhal-Teke horse was confused with Arabian horses. Despite the fact that the climatic conditions in Turkmenistan are quite severe, the local heat had a positive effect on the development of horses – they became more slender and fit.

Akhal-Teke variety of horses

In Russia, the Akhal-Teke breed of horses became popular many years ago, only once these beautiful horses were called “argamaks”, and it was customary to classify them as eastern breeds. Experts believe that the Akhal-Teke horse can rightfully be a kind of gold fund of all noble horses that exist today. In our time, this breed has greatly helped geneticists in breeding other breeds – such as the Don and Russian horses.

Appearance
The Akhal-Teke breed of horses is the result of many years of fruitful work by genetic scientists: it is very presentable, it stops not only the true connoisseur of horses, but also any other person. All her excellent external data can be well seen in the photo. These amazingly beautiful horses have very high height at the withers – in mares it reaches 1.55 m, and in stallions it reaches 1.60 m.

Akhal-Teke variety of horses

Among modern representatives of the breed, the Akhal-Teke horse of the Isabella color is found, as well as the red, bay, crow, gray, nightingale, mulled, karak variety. The presence of long lines plays an important role in the interesting appearance of the Akhal-Teke horses, and due to the dry physique these beautiful horses resemble a greyhound or a cheetah. The characteristic features of the representatives of the Akhal-Teke horse breed are thin skin, through which the vessel pattern, silk and thick hair, and a short mane are clearly visible (which is not characteristic of any other horse breed). Such animals have a head of an interesting shape, the muzzle is somewhat long, the frontal part is slightly convex, and the eyes are cute and slanting, which makes them look like Asian ones.

Akhal-Teke horses have croup, which consists of many muscles, a fairly high withers, and at the same time a small breast. These beauties have long and lean limbs, and their backs seem to be stretched. Outwardly, such horses, no matter what type of suit they possess, look as if they were cast in pure gold. Many lovers of the Akhal-Teke breed of horses cannot stop looking at the beautiful shiny hair of these amazing noble animals.

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