Akhal Teke

The Akhal Teke horses have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. There are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan. Akhal is the name of the line of oases along the north slope of the Kopet Dag mountains. It was inhabited by the Tekke tribe of Turkmens. They are part of sovereign Turkmenistan’s national emblem. This breed has a narrow chest, long back, and flat ribs. The legs are long and slender, clearly revealing the tendons.

Famous Akhaltekes:

The famed favorite horse of Alexander the Great

In 1956 Nikita Krushchev presented Melekush to Queen Elizabeth II of
England. He was described by the Royal Equerry as Britain’s “best

Winner of the Prix de Dressage at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. In 1968
Absent was named the “World’s Best Sporting Horse”

Dancing Brave
Winner of the 1986 Arc de Triomphe Race. Dancing Brave holds the
record for the highest price ever paid for a horse