When you think you’ve seen it all, Mother Nature springs yet another surprise with the Akhal Teke, one of the most beautiful horse breeds in the world!


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Originally from Turkmenistan, these majestic creatures are known for their shining, almost metallic coats.

Scientists claim that due to the horses’ genetics, their amazing coats reflect and retract light, just as metal would. If this wasn’t enough, the Akhal Teke is an incredibly athletic breed, making it good for sports.

With only 1,250 of these horses in existence, it’s little wonder that the Chinese refer to them as “horses from heaven”.

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Meet Akhal Teke, one of the most beautiful horse breeds in the world!

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Originally from Turkmenistan, these majestic creatures are known for their shining coats

Image credits: Pascal Mouawad

Scientists claim that due to the horses’ genetics, their amazing coats reflect and retract light

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If this wasn’t enough, the Akhal Teke is an incredibly athletic breed, making it good for sports

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There are only 1,250 of these horses in existence

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So it’s little wonder that the Chinese refer to them as “horses from heaven”

Image credits: Burak CALISKAN