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Dubbed The “World’s Most Beautiful Horse”, The Akhal-Teke Is A Shiny Creature You Can Hardly Forget

All horses are incredibly beautiful creatures, but one breed stands out above the rest thanks to its unique coat! Introducing the Akhal-Teke, affectionately known as

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All horses are incredibly beautiful creatures, but one breed stands out above the rest thanks to its unique coat! Meet the Akhal-Teke, an endearing species that is dubbed as the “world’s most beautiful horse”, aka the “golden horse”.

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The Akhal-Teke, which originated in Turkmenistan, is well known throughout the world for its shiny metallic sheen, which can reflect and refract light just like metal does.

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The proteins in its hairs, which are structured in a unique way so they might function as a prism for light to go through naturally, hold the key to this.

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Dubbed The “World’s Most Beautiful Horse”, The Akhal-Teke Is A Shiny Creature You Can Hardly Forget 13

Despite having a lovely, fairy-like look, this amazing breed is also remarkably athletic. It is thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds that have made it through countless environmental changes and are still thriving today.

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The Akhal-Teke has admirably exceptional stamina, is adept at sports and long rides, and can adapt to many diverse habitats.

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Although this adorable creature occasionally appears in North America and Europe, its native Turkmenistan is where it is most frequently seen. In fact, this horse is so appreciated there that not many locals have the audacity to export it out of the country since such action could lead them to a tragic end.

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The Chinese refer to the Akhal-Teke as “horses from heaven” and there are only thought to be 6,000 of them in existence right now.

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H/T: Kingdoms TV

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