Turkmenistan’s Akhal-Teke: the world’s oldest horse

Turkmenistan’s Akhal-Teke: the world’s oldest horse | Euronews

The Akhal-Teke is one of the most beautiful and oldest equine breeds in the world.

Turkmenistan’s Akhal-Teke: the world’s oldest horse

The Akhal Teke originally comes from Turkmenistan but numbers dropped after some of the best horses were taken to Russia under the Soviet regime. The objective today is to try to breed more.

Turkmenistan’s Akhal-Teke: the world’s oldest horse

There are only 8.000 in the world, and 1.000 of them can be found at a horse complex near Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat. The Akhal Teke originally comes from Turkmenistan but numbers dropped after some of the best horses were taken to Russia under the Soviet regime.

Akhal-Teke – Wikipedia

The Akhal-Teke (/ ˌ æ k əl ˈ t ɛ k / or / ˌ æ k əl ˈ t ɛ k i /; from Turkmen Ahalteke, ) is a horse breed from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem. They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen.

Distinguishing features: Riding horse bred for endurance; noted for ‘metallic’ coat of some individuals

Unusual Horses: Akhal-Teke – Horse Network

The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan is mostly desert, sparsely populated and contains the 4th largest reserve of natural gas on the planet. It’s also home to one of the world’s oldest, rarest, most stunningly beautiful horse breeds: the Akhal-Teke.

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There are only 8.000 in the world, and 1.000 of them can be found at a horse complex near Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat. The Akhal Teke originally comes from Turkmenistan but numbers dropped after some of the best horses were taken to Russia under the Soviet regime.

Warning: In Turkmenistan, Don’t Change A Horse’s Name — Ever

The new order makes it illegal to change an Akhal-Teke horse’s name during its lifetime. The name of each horse must remain as recorded at birth in the studbook, or genealogical record, kept for

Pictures of Turkmen Horse Day in Ashgabat

Post-World War II, the industrial revolution connected the once-desolate Karakum with oil, railroads, and highways, but the horse has remained a central force in Turkmen culture.

The Akhal-Teke Breed – Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke

The Akhal-Teke breed The Akhal-Teke is one of the oldest, rarest, and undoubtedly most exotic breeds of full size horse in the world. Developed by the fierce nomadic warriors of Central Asia more than three-thousand years ago, the Akhal-Teke is often referred to as the world’s «mystery horse,» because it has influenced many, yet been influenced by none .

A day at the races in horse-mad Turkmenistan | World news

The Akhal-Teke is believed to be one of the oldest domesticated breeds of horse, whose name derives from the Akhal oasis – a former Turkmen fortress – and the Teke, one of the country’s five

Turkmenistan: Land Of The Akhal Teke

Admitting that the Akhal Teke registered in Turkmenistan’s studbook has been infused with varying percentages of English Thoroughbred would be a fatal blow to national pride. But regardless of the technicalities of breeding and marketing, let us consider the idea of the Akhal Teke’s graceful form as a country’s rallying banner.

Turkmenistan’s cult of the horse – Le Monde diplomatique

Turkmenistan’s official history claims Bucephalus, Alexander the Great’s charger, was an Akhal-Teke, and English thoroughbreds are partly descended from the same lineage. The name comes from the Teke horsemen, the most powerful of the Turkmen tribes, feared …