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HISTORY OF THE AKHAL TEKE

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The Parthians who had a large empire on the East of the Caspian Sea and are famous for the "Parthian shot." When they were tormenting the Roman Army, they would fake an attack, then gallop away at high speed, pretending they were retreating. Romans commanders were deceived into pursuing them as they thought it was a retreat.

The Parthians would turn in the saddle and shoot their pursuer through the heart with an arrow. A very difficult feat of horsemanship; only possible on an intelligent and co-operative horse that is fleet of foot. The Parthians were never conquered owing in large part to these guerilla tactics.

Alexander the Great came through and met the Parthian Emperor and also came in contact with the "Amazons," women warriors.

Alexander the Great's horse, Bucephalus was supposed to have come from the area of the Oxus River, which is the river that traverses the Eastern border of modern Turkmenistan.

Alexander on Bucephalus

Also when he was passing through to India he took many horses from this area to help in his wars.

 

The Persian Kingdom incorporated most of Iran leading into the Arabian peninsular.

Modern-day Persian hippologists claim this horse as a Persian horse.

The Chinese attempted to capture the Akhal Teke horses by sending an army of 80,000 warriors to take ownership of these "heavenly horses, that run between the sky and the land".

 

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