The Akhal-Teke

The Akhal-Teke


The Akhal-Teke is called the most beautiful horse in the world. It looks like it’s been dipped in gold.


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The Akhal-Teke, a breed that is a direct descendant of the extinct Turkoman horse that lived in ancient times. There’s currently only 3,500 of this kind of horse in the world. This particular horse looks like he’s been dipped in gold.

The hair of some Akhal-Teke’s is so “fine and silky that it gives a special metallic sheen to any color”, according to the International Association of Akhal-Teke Breeding.

The Akhal-Teke has an incredibly beautiful coat that gleams in the sunlight. It’s a thoroughbred and stands between 58 and 64 inches (147 and 163 cm). In China, the horse goes by the name ‘the horse from heaven’.

The reason for its shiny shimmer lies in the structure of its fur, which is designed to act as a light intensifier and to throw back the light rays, according to the experts. It is believed that the ‘Akhal-Teke’ is born with this golden fur in order to use it as a camouflage in the desert.


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