Akhal Teke

Akhal-Teke is a national horse and emblem of Turkmenistan. The Akhal-Teke is usually 14.3-16.3 hands high. Akhal-Tekes are usually a pale golden color with black points, but can also be bay, black, chestnut or grey. A notable feature of this breed is the metallic "bloom" of its coat, with some horses "shimmering" more than others.
It is thought that this type of coloring helped them camouflage easier in the desert. This breed is tough and has adapted to the harsh land of Turkmenistan, where it came for the Karakum desert.

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