They Akhal-tekebelong to the oldest horse breeds of all. This very special type of horse has been bred for over 2,000 years. The "heavenly horses" of Central Asia already enjoyed the reputation of being among the best in the world thousands of years ago. In its centuries-old history, the origins of the Arabian and English thoroughbred also find clear influences from the Achal-Tekkiners.
The Turkmen Normad tribe of the Teke have given their name to this unmistakable horse breed - whose main breeding area lies in the oases of the Turkmen desert. For thousands of years the Turkmen horse was a friend and indispensable companion of the Turkmen and contributed to the independent existence of the tribes.