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Akhal Teke riding experience in turkmenistan

Riding an Akhal Teke Horse in Turkmenistan

PinShareTweetShare0 SharesThis article was first published in my travel blog, Erudite Traveller, in 2017.   While doing my research for the Turkmenistan leg of my Silk Road trip, I stumbled upon the existence of the Akhal Teke horse. The Akhal Teke – also called Golden Horses and Celestial Horses – belong to the world’s most ancient existing horse breed. For 3,000 years the Teke tribe living in Turkmenistan’s Akhal region selectively bred these horses, keeping the horses’ ancestry by oral tradition. Sun touching the Akhal Teke’s coat. Image from Wikipedia taken by a much better photographer than me. Akhal Teke

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