Akhal-teke turkmenistan COWGIRL Magazine

The Akhal-Teke is arguably the oldest surviving cultured equine breed. These horses hail from Turkmenistan and their origins can be traced back 3,000 years before Russia was even founded. They are the last pure strain of Turkmene horses.

Their bodies are slender and lean in build with petite features. The most common colors for these beautiful horses are bay, black, dun, chestnut, gray, and palomino.


The biggest thing that sets these animals apart from the rest of the equine realm is the metallic sheen of their coats. There is a glossy polish that overlays the base color of their coat that almost makes them shine.

All horses are not alike. There are still a tone of rare horse breeds out there, and it’s up to use to keep them alive!