Take a closer look at the most beautiful horse in the world

Horses are beautiful creatures and hold an incredibly important place in the development of human history.

We used them for transportation and in farming, where their contributions helped move societies into more fruitful and productive times. Whether we were using horses for labor or leisure, one thing was always certain: these were majestic and valuable animals that must be taken of.

The Akhal-Teke, a stammeringly golden horse that seems to have been taken straight from an oil painting, has been a fixture in the Middle East for hundreds of years. They were used primarily in raids and by military personnel, hand-picked for their endurance, strength, and smarts.

Their coats are also something that must be seen to be believed. Akhal-Tekes boast one of the most beautiful coloration in the animal kingdom, something that was bred for and selected across generations.

The breed proved popular, becoming one of the most common horse breeds in the area of the world that would later become Turkmenistan and neighboring nations. The tribes of Turkmenistan bred the Akhal-Tekes carefully to preserve the lineage and kept oral records of each horse’s pedigree.

“The breed is tough and resilient, having adapted to the harshness of Turkmenistan lands, where horses must live without much food or water,”