All horses are stunningly charming creatures, but there’s one breed with a special coat that helps it shine like no other!
Meet the Akhal-Teke, an endearing species that is dubbed as the “world’s most beautiful horse”, aka the “golden horse”.
Originated from Turkmenistan, the Akhal-Teke is famous worldwide thanks to its glossy metallic sheen that can reflect and refract light just like how metal does.
The secret lies in the proteins in its hairs, which are arranged in a special way so they could work as a prism for the light to travel through naturally.
According to ‘International Association of Akhal-Teke Breeding’ the reason for its shiny shimmer lies in its physical arrangement of its hair which is so soft and act as a light intensifier that tosses back the light rays.
The signature metallic sheen of the Akhal-Teke is real. Look at this beauty!