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Akhal Teke


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Synonym(s): Akhaltekinskaya


  • Warmblood.
  • Akhal Teke   Akhal Teke  .
    General information
  • Origins lie in Turkmenistan.
  • A rare breed.
  • Renowned for its endurance in severe climatic conditions:
    • Traveled 2580 miles (600 miles of which was over desert) in 84 days with virtually no water.
  • Long lived.
  • Very fast:
    • Used for racing in the former Soviet Union.
  • Strong and courageous.
  • Smooth and elegant action.
  • Temperamental and difficult to handle.

  • Turkoman.

Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Competition.

  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.
  • V. I. Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 21 Bolshoi Kharitonievsky pereulok, Moscow 107814, Russia.
  • Professor E M Pern, 391128 c/o Institute for Horses, Ribnovskii Region, Ryazanskaya Oblast, Russia.

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