Akhal-Teke, 'Ahalteke' in the Turkmen language, is a breed of horse from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem. The Akhal Teke, with its slim build and flowing stride, gives the impression of being an equine version of a Greyhound. Akhal Teke horses are long in every dimension, with tapering heads, thin necks, and lean bodies. They have strong legs, with dense bone and hard hooves. The Akhal-Teke is also known for its form and grace as a show jumper. The mane and forelock are sparse, the skin is thin, and the coat is short and silky. A key to the Akhal-Tekeâ€™s stamina is its diet which is low in bulk but high in protein, and frequently includes butter and eggs mixed with barley.