The Akhal-Teke. They have the blood of the ancient oriental horse in the world.
They have become known since 3000 BC. The Akhal-Teke is a direct descendant of the horses of the Massagetae, the Bactrians and the Alans which were famous in antiquity. In ancient Persia these horses were known as Nisaean and several centuries later – as Parthian, but they were always spoken of as the best in the world. In the second century B.C. the Roman historian Oppian wrote of them: “These horses, worthy of the most powerful rulers, are strikingly beautiful in appearance, they move lightly under the rider and lightly accept the bit; the head with its Roman nose is carried high and their golden manes flow majestically in the wind.”
Akhal-Teke horse — result of work of many generations of horse breeders in the field of selection, heritage of horse-breeding cultures of antiquity. Arminius Vamberi traveling around Central Asia in the 19th century wrote:
These beautiful animals stand all works spent for them … Really beings surprising, valued sons of the desert are more expensive than wives, is more expensive than children, is more expensive than own life. Stories about their run and endurance aren’t exaggerated at all
These horses, renowned for their exceptional speed, strength and beauty, had long since been known as argamaks in Russia where they were highly valued. To possess an argamak was the dream of every prince and the argamak was the most sought-after improver at stud. They were instrumental in the development of the Don and the Orlov riding horse. In the first half of the eighteenth century argamaks constituted a third of the stock at state studs.
The modern name has been given breed in the place where these horses have been kept in purity in an oasis Akhal, the northern bottom of Kopet-Dag extending lengthways from Bakharden to Artyk which was inhabited by the Turkmen tribe flow (Akhal-Teke). Thus, literally ” Akhal-Teke ” — it a horse of the tribe flow from an oasis Akhal. Under this name breed became known in the Russian Empire after accession of Turkmenistan and especially in the Soviet years. The name of this breed with which Europeans have anew got acquainted in the 20th century is similar, sounds also in other languages, for example: English Akhal-Teke
The achaltekin horse has an unusual exterior. Appearance of this breed cardinally distinguishes it from other breeds of horses. Akhal-Teke have rather large growth, extremely dry constitution. In all shape long lines prevail.
At Akhal-Teke a variety of color, in addition to the basic and most common – the bay, the black, red and gray – are rare buckskin, Nightingale, isabella, dark bay, brown. There can be white marks standing and a muzzle. The bright golden or silvery reflection of wool is characteristic of all colors.
Such horses elegant beautiful noble and very smart. They can’t roughly concern people. The Akhal-Teke horse, has huge potential, successfully participate in all various classical horse competitions.
The horse-breeding center LLC “Akhalteke” functions since 1991 grows up, the bloodstocks who are called Akhal-teke.
At present to be in our stable Akhal-teke registered by the All-Russian Research Institute of Horse breeding in the State breeding book of thoroughbred akhaltekin horses, are born and belong to LLC “Akhalteke” the city of Dubna, the Moscow region Russia.
Horses to contain in comfortable stables. There is a big arena for a training of horses. In the territory of the plant there are 3 deep-water springs the Plant is located 120 km from the North of Moscow on the Volga River between the cities of Dubna and Kimry.
Horse-breeding center member and one of founders of international association of horse breeding.
In the presents time our horses take part in the largest international horse competitions. All this convincingly testifies to high quality of breeding work which is conducted in economy of LLC “Akhalteke”.