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The Akhal-Teke, 'Ahalteke' in the Turkmen language, is a breed of horse from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem. They are noted for their speed and for endurance on long marches. These "golden-horses" are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest surviving horse breeds. There are currently about 3,500 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia. They are noted for their metallic sheen.

The Akhal Teke horse from Turkmenistan have a natural metalic sheen. Only 3,500 left in the world.

White horse with a black mane and tail

Golden dun akhal-teke horse by Olga Itina, via Dreamstime -- Akhal-Teke -- The Akhal-Teke evolved about three thousand years ago in southern Turkmenistan where they are the national emblem. They are named after a nomadic tribe.

"Awesome n Command" A 2004 APHA/AQHA Overo Stallion - HYPP N/H