About Turk Horses
Turk (also known as Turkmene, Turkmen, or Turkmenian) horses
are an ancient Turkoman breed. They are thought to be extinct in its pure form.
Horses bred in Turkmenistan are still called by the same name; however most
likely the purest descendants of this ancient breed are the Barb, Akhal-Teke,
and Iomud horses. Of the three, Akhal-Teke breeding has been kept the purest
and probably the closest to actual Turkoman blood.
The original Turk horses was a robust animal built for
carrying heavily armed soldiers into battle – this build remains in the breed
On average they were 15 – 16 hands high. Their head was well
proportioned with a straight profile. Their neck was long and lean. Their back
was long and straight. Their chest was deep with long shoulders. Generally they
were chestnut, grey, bay, or black. Their temperament was spirited and
intelligent, bold and honest.