God’s creation never fails to astound us with its astounding variety of beauty. No exemption applies to the horse known as the “most beautiful in the world,” the Akhal Teke. The most distinctive feature of these lovely animals, native to Turkmenistan in Asia, is their shimmering metallic fur.
They are genetically predisposed to have lustrous fur that can reflect and refract light like metal.
The hollow hairs that create a prism through which light can penetrate give the fur its sheen.
The Akhal Teke horse can be any number of colors, but lighter hues produce the most stunning light reflections.
This breed is very athletic, making it a good choice for long rides and sports requiring tremendous endurance.
The Chinese nickname these majestic horses the “horses of heaven” for a reason—there are only 6,000 of them in the entire globe.
They are so well-liked in Turkmenistan, where they originally came from, that exporting horses is a capital offense.