Akhal-Teke Horses
Home | Press Room | Join Email List | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | Sign InLivestock Of the World
Livestock
Breeds Of
Livestock Home
Alpacas
Alpacas
Bison
Bison
Cattle
Cattle
Chickens
Chickens
Dogs
Dogs
Donkeys
Donkey
Emus
Emus
Goats
Goats
Horses
Horses
Llamas
Llamas
Pigs
Pigs
Rabbits
Rabbits
Emus
Sheep
Turkeys
Turkeys
Yaks
Yaks
Yaks For Sale
Learn About

Horses
   About Horses
Horses for Sale At:
   Livestock Of America
   Livestock Of Canada




Sponsors


About Akhal-Teke HorsesAbout Akhal-Teke Horses

Photo:www.equestrian.ru


Akhal-Teke horses originated fromrnTurkmenistan and are best known for their intelligence, speed and endurance.

rnrnThe Akhal-Teke typically standsrnbetween 14.2 and 16 hands (58 and 64 inches, 147 and 163 cm) and there are currentlyrnabout 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, found primarily in Turkmenistan and Russia,rnwith some also located in Europe and North America.

rnrnThe Akhal-Teke bloodline datesrnback thousands of years in Turkmenistan when selectively bred Akhal-Teke were usedrnfor raids and fights for the Russian Empire.

rnrnThe Akhal-Teke breed has influencedrnmany other breeds, including several Russian breeds. There has been extensive crossbreedingrnwith the Thoroughbred to create a fast, long-distance racehorse and as a resultrnall Akhal-Tekes are thought to have Thoroughbred ancestors. The Russians printedrnthe first stud book that included the Akhal-Teke in 1941 along with 700 other horsernbreeds.

rnrnFew breeds of horses have as widerna diversity of color as the Akhal-Teke. They can be grey, black, dapple, white,rncrème, chestnut, bay, buckskin, or palomino color sometimes with a blue or purplernsheen.

rnrnThey often have a distinctivernmetallic sheen. This color is so special that it has its own name, voronaya, inrnRussian and is the result of the “cream gene” a dilution gene that produces a perlinornand cremello color.

rnrnMany Akhal-Teke's have a specialrnglow to their coat. This is caused by the structure of the hair; the opaque corernis reduced in size and in some areas may be absent altogether. The transparent partrnof the hair (the medulla) takes up this space, and acts like a light-pipe, bendingrnlight through one side of the hair and refracting it out the other side, often withrna golden cast or metallic sheen.

rnrnAkhal-Teke’s also commonly havernblue eyes. Some even have a "marbled" eye color which can be partially blue. Therneffect is quite stunning.

rnrnThe breed suffered greatly whenrnthe Soviet Union required horses to be slaughtered for meat, even though local Turkmenrnrefused to eat them. At one point only 1,250 horses remained and export from thernSoviet Union was banned. The government of Turkmenistan now uses the horses as diplomaticrnpresents as well as auctioning a few to raise money for improved horse breedingrnprograms.

Horses for Sale

View Horses for Sale At

www.livestockofamerica.com/Horses/


www.livestockofCanada.com/Horses/
Livestock Of The World