Animals

Interesting Facts About Akhal-Teke Horses

1) They are very resistant, having actually adjusted to the hardness of the Türkmen lands, where they live without much water or food.

2) In the early twentieth century, crossbreeding in between the Akhal-Teke and the Thoroughbred happened, intending to produce a quicker long-distance racehorse.

3) This breed may be affected by numerous hereditary illnesses.

4) Tribal individuals initially utilized the Akhal-Teke for raiding.

5) There are numerous theories concerning its initial origins, some going back hundreds of years.

6) They have had an impact on lots of breeds: the Arabian, Byerly Turk, Turkoman among others.

7) Due to its natural athleticism, can be a sports horse, eventing, proficient at dressage, racing, endurance riding and reveal leaping.

8) They are represented in the national coat of arms of Turkmenistan, where they are a national symbol.

9) They have been featured in banknotes and postage stamps of Turkmenistan and other nations.

10) They might be vulnerable to Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis and Cervical Vertebral Malformation.

11) There are presently less than 7000 Akhal-Tekes on the planet.

12) Many of them have a natural metal shine to their coat, especially evident in those with cream gene colors.