The Akhal-Teke horse breed was bred by man on the territory of today’s Turkmenistan almost 5 thousand years ago.
It is one of the most ancient purebred breeds, which subsequently influenced others. Akhal-Teke horses are born horses, one of the fastest on the planet.
Akhal-Tekes are lean, extremely hardy, very dry, and also completely undemanding to food. They were made so by a special Turkmen way of life. At present, Turkmenistan has a special agency for the protection of this breed of horse, the main task of which is to take care of its safety for posterity.
Every year in Turkmenistan, a beauty contest of these animals is celebrated, timed to coincide with the Day of the Turkmen horse.
In most cities of this state there are various monuments to this breed. In addition, it is this horse that is depicted on the coat of arms, postage stamps and banknotes of the country. This is the real pride of the people of Turkmenistan.