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One of the oldest horse breeds at all

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.

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High resistance

The horses endured the harsh living conditions in the desert areas as well as the strains of endless battles and raids. Their insensitivity to the great heat of the day and the cold of the night, as well as their speed, endurance, stamina and ability to regenerate were invaluable.

The high quality was maintained until the conquest of Turkmenistan in the 80s of the 19th century. The tsarist government had no interest in taking real measures to preserve the valuable Turkmen race.

In order to draw Akhal-tekeattention to the terrible situation, the legendary ride from Ashchabad to Moscow Akhal-teketook about 4,000 km - 1,000 km of which through deserted desert areas - in 84 days.

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A special and unique breed

While the horse was still riding, a plan for the development of animal breeding was decided and the course was set for the preservation of this unique and valuable horse breed. This still legendary endurance ride drew a lot of attention to this very special breed of horse worldwide.

Not infrequently, very special copies of the Akhal-tekestate gift were handed over to governments, presidents and crowned heads. In 1956, for example, the English Queen Elizabeth II received the three-year-old stallion "Mele-Kusch" as a gift from the Soviet government. The then stable master of the Queen described him as the most outstanding horse he had ever seen.

Not only in Europe, but in the meantime also beyond the borders of Europe, one of the oldest horse breeds in the world is attracting a lot of attention and finds many enthusiasts internationally. Owning one Akhal-tekehas always been and still is something very special!