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About Akhal-Tekes

About Akhal-Tekes

The Akhal-Teke is a breed of horse that originated in Turkmenistan. The breed's early ancestry is uncertain, but it is known that tribal inhabitants of the region that is now Turkmenistan used the Akhal-Teke to raid. In the late 19th century, Russia defeated Turkmenistan and made it part of its empire, after which a Russian general who had noticed and appreciated the horses during battle gave them the name Akhal-Teke and began to breed them.

The Akhal-Teke experienced a sharp drop in numbers when the Soviet Union mandated the slaughter of horses for meat, the breed's numbers' dwindling at one point to 1,250. Since then, the breed has been revived so that about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes exist today, the majority of which can be found in Turkmenistan and Russia.

Early in the 20th century, the Akhal-Teke was crossed with the Thoroughbred horse in an effort t make a fast long-distance race horse. While these crossbreeds had less resilience and endurance than purebred Akhal-Teke horses, their bloodline has irrevocably influenced the modern Akhal-Teke; all Akhal-Tekes living today have Thoroughbred ancestors.

Also known as the golden horse, the Akhal-Teke has a coat with a slight metallic shine. This quality is particularly apparent in palomino and buckskin Akhal-Tekes, who appear to have shining golden coats. In addition to buckskin and palomino, the Akhal-Teke can be chestnut, bay, gray, or black. The hair of its mane and tail is sparse.

In height, the Akhal-Teke measures between 14.2 and 16 hands. It typically weighs about 1,000 pounds, though its weight should be proportional to its height. The Akhal-Teke has a long, slim body with a slightly muscled back, and a relatively small head with a profile that is either straight or slightly convex. Its ears are along and its eyes may be hooded or almond-shaped.

The Akhal-Teke is a high-spirited and strong-willed yet sensitive horse. It values its master's company and attention, and tends only to respond and take well to one master.

Having been bred in harsh conditions by nomadic people, often having to subsist on limited food and water, the Akhal-Teke is a tough horse with remarkable stamina and adapatability. For this reason, it is well-suited to sport, and is popular in races and endurance riding. It is also a skilled and graceful show jumper. The Akhal-Teke is used in other sporting events as well, such as dressage and eventing.

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