The Akhal-Teke stallion has a long, narrow neck. As a result, he can carry his head very high. Akhal-Teke horses are considered one of the most beautiful horse breeds. These animals are a very old horse breed with a history spanning a period of almost 3,000 years. They were named after a 100 km long oasis strip on the edge of the Karakuma desert in Turkmenistan.