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Yes, I would definitely be interested to know if it changes at all.

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Any comments on the astonishing looking cremello Akhal-Theke?
shown on pictures 1 through 3 below?

01. http://pinterest.com/pin/26247610298932795/
02. http://www.nerdnirvana.org/2012/03/05/albino-horse/
03. http://weirdanimalreport.com/tags/akhal-teke

04. http://pinterest.com/pin/26247610299054706/


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There's nothing like Akhal Teke sheen. Visited a Akhal Teke farm years ago in Oregon, there's nothing like it.

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I love that metallic shine....he's like one big bottle of GLITTER....

TO ME...they are put together in a wild way....but it works for them....Are these the horses that long ago would be placed in a pit and everyone BUT his owner would throw things at him....and the owner would come and feed him???? I remember that story for some reason....

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The Akhal Teke might have been a source of the dilute gene in the TB...I must say the conformation resembles pretty closely the greyhound build of the TB of yore before the fad for the blocky QH type TB took over.

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Interesting comment:

At the following site:
http://ilovehorses.net/blog/history-2/t ... ack-again/
there is this sentence (quote):

“But their most eye-catching trait is the metallic sheen to their coats. Zoology student Danielle Westfall examined Akhal Teke hairs using light microscopy and discovered that hairs with the characteristic glow had short, flat outer scales and a small hollow middle, while the non-glowing hairs had thick, choppy scales and a larger hollow center.”


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The hollowness is what causes the sheen, by creating 'refraction"rather than 'reflection'.


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Interesting site at:
http://www.akhaltekesociety.org/breedinfo.html

with interesting last paragraph (quote):

"In 1979, the first Akhal-Teke Stallion was imported into the United States by Phil and Margot Case, and today there are about 400 purebred horses in North America with more being imported and born here each year. Akhal-Tekes compete in dressage, endurance, competitive trail, jumping, eventing and western events and each year we see more horses imported and more people getting involved with this rare and ancient breed."


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Jorge wrote:
Interesting site at:
http://www.akhaltekesociety.org/breedinfo.html

with interesting last paragraph (quote):

"In 1979, the first Akhal-Teke Stallion was imported into the United States by Phil and Margot Case, and today there are about 400 purebred horses in North America with more being imported and born here each year. Akhal-Tekes compete in dressage, endurance, competitive trail, jumping, eventing and western events and each year we see more horses imported and more people getting involved with this rare and ancient breed."


FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES:

From the following site
http://www.akhal-teke.org/about.html
we learn that if anyone is interested in achieving
a Thoroughbred/Akhal-Teke cross for an eventual
"points-to-points" candidate one has to search for
a descendant of the following US Akhal-Teke originating
strain: SENETIR out of OLIVA. That is:

SENETIR: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/senetir2
OLIVA: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/oliva2


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Rae wrote:
Greetings,

My husband and I are big Akhal Teke fans. The place in Texas you were probably thinking about was Tito's place, in San Antonio.

You might enjoy this excerpt:

Originally from the area now known as Turkmenistan, Akhaltekes are heralded in all the world as superior competition horses; specifically in dressage, jumping and eventing. Recognized by their large, expressive eyes, light and dry heads, and straight or Roman profiles, they carry high-rise necks, long exterior lines, and are known for their long, productive movements during the trot or gallop. They are big horses: stallions stand between 15.3 and 17 hands.

Akhaltekes have been described by Russian Olympic and world-champion dressage rider Elena Petushkova as unusually intelligent, graceful, and elegant like ballerinas; they exhibit a cat's elasticity and an astonishing plasticity of movement. This breed has also been described as extremely hard-working with persons whom they trust.

Renowned equestrienne Susan Hutchison is currently training one of Dr. Pontecorvo's stallions, Kogan, with great success. "Although he is green, he shows great potential, has a super spring off the ground when jumping, and displays enough stride and scope to take him all the way. Kogan has the heart and sensitivity of a thoroughbred ... It is my opinion that in the middle of the 80s, America went too warmblood crazy and its been in the last five years that we're swinging back direction."

The high quality of this amazing breed in undeniable. Time and time again, Akhaltekes have earned high-standing spots in classic equestrian sports as well as breeder shows.

"... The Akhalteke is a horse we need to pay attention to. It has stamina, the heart of a lion, and nice conformation. Heads up to this old breed... although new in the US it has proven itself elsewhere."
– Susan Hutchison, Grand Prix champion, shown here with Kogan (Koshili-Gerel). The two have placed consistently in the ribbons, including first, on the HITS circuit, Level 6, Indio, CA

"The Akhalteke represents the acme of perfection of world horse breeding."
— Vladimir 0. Vitt, Hippoiogist, USSR Academy of Sciences

"Akhaltekes move so freely and have such agility that the movement never punishes joints, ligaments, feet or tendons... They have shown me all the joys of each breed in one horse!"
— Eloise King (Schwortz), famous top rider

Today the largest and highest quality Akhalteke farm in the U.S. is owned by Dr. Tito Pontecorvo in Nixon, Texas, where over 70 of his stock are registered in the International Stud Book of Pure Blood Akhaltekes.

This link has a wealth of great information about this magnificent horse: http://www.imh.org/imh/bw/akhal.html Enjoy!

Respectfully,

Rae


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Interesting stallion roster:

http://www.karakumstud.com/web/karakum. ... s!OpenView


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Jeff wrote:
There's nothing like Akhal Teke sheen. Visited a Akhal Teke farm years ago in Oregon, there's nothing like it.

Jeff


Can you share more information on the Akhal Teke farm you visited?


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http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/the- ... e-running/
This artical is about the research done to prove that the Shetland pony was used in the foundation broodmares if Tbs very interesting. :D

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very interesting and here is another one that I found interesting on that same site:

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/matr ... -unmasked/

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That was good! lovely to know now that DNA can prove so much :)

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