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Golden Horses Are The Most Magnificent Creatures In The World

  • The Akhal-Teke, a shimmeringly golden horse that seems to have been taken straight from an oil painting, has been a fixture in the Middle East for hundreds of years.

    Akhal-Teke - Horse

    They were used primarily in raids and by military personnel, hand-picked for their endurance, strength, and smarts.

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  • Akhal-Tekes boast one of the most beautiful coloration in the animal kingdom, something that was bred for and selected across generations.

    Akhal-Teke - Horse

    Their coats are also something that must be seen to be believed. 

  • The breed proved popular, becoming one of the most common horse breeds in the area of the world that would later become Turkmenistan and neighboring nations.

    Akhal-Teke - Horse

    The tribes of Turkmenistan bred the Akhal-Tekes carefully to preserve the lineage and kept oral records of each horse's pedigree.

  • “The breed is tough and resilient, having adapted to the harshness of Turkmenistan lands, where horses must live without much food or water,” reads the horse’s online encyclopedia page.

    Akhal-Teke - Horse
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  • Nowadays, Turkmenistan has created a national agency for the protection and perseverance of the Akhal-Tekes, hoping to ensure the horses keep with their pedigrees and can pass them to future generations of horses.

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