During dark times we often forget that there are some unbelievably wondrous and beautiful things to see in the world. From breathtaking sights like a field of flowers at daybreak or geological formations that spark awe in people, the world around us has created some truly spectacular and breathtaking things. And animal life is no exception. The internet has recently discovered a rare breed of horse from Turkmenistan and dubbed it “the most beautiful horse in the world.”
Rare Breed. The Akhal-Teke is an incredibly rare breed of horse. There are very few of them left in the world. They are found mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia.
Threatened. Because of how few of these horses remain in the world, they have been listed in the threatened category. This means that each year there are fewer than 1,000 registrations of the breed, and the estimated global population is 5,000 or less.
National Emblem. They are the national emblem of Turkmenistan.The breed’s name comes from the country’s history. Along the northern slope of the Kopet Dag mountain was once a line of oases called Akhal that was inhabited by the Tekke tribe of Turkomans.