The diversity of animals in the world is insane. There are so many different types of animals, we’re still discovering new species every year. Horses aren’t exactly a new animal, but even though the Akhal-Teke breed has been around, you’ve probably never seen a horse like this.
These metallic looking horses are from Turkmenistan originally. We’re aware that they can look somewhat photoshopped from pictures, but these incredibly shiny horses are very real.
These horses, nicknamed “horses from heaven” in China are loved throughout Asia. Even though they may look like they’re just something pretty to look at, these horses were specifically bred to handle extreme weather.
Even though they may look like they’re just something pretty to look at, these horses were specifically bred to handle extreme weather. As intelligent, fast and full of endurance they are, the Akhal-Teke is most easily recognizable from their coats that appear to reflect light.
Their coats look the way they do because they have large portions of hair that is much more translucent than other breeds, which gives them their lustrous coats.