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Ahal-Tekke horse sculpture

Ahal-Tekke horse sculpture

Independence Park Ashgabad

Turkmenistan is famous for its Ahal-tekke horses which are the forerunners of the Arab and Thoroughbred breeds. Queen Elizabeth II received one as a gift and the rare gold-colored horses are especially prized. The Ahal-tekke horse, which has become a symbol of the country, may no longer be exported.