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Meet The Rare Creature People Are Calling ‘The Most Beautiful Horse In The World’ (8 Pics)

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us with its abundance of outstanding beauty.

This is no exception, meet the Akhal Teke horse, dubbed the ‘worlds most beautiful horse.’

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Image credits: Pascal Mouawad
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Native to Turkmenistan in Asia, these stunning creatures are best known for their shiny ‘metallic’ coats.

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Image credits: Palana

Their shiny coats which can reflect and refract light just like metal are due to their genetics.

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Their coats appear ‘shiny’ due to the ‘hollow’ hairs which create a prism for light to travel through.

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Image credits: Pascal Mouawad

The Akhal Teke horse comes in many different colors, but the light reflection looks more majestic on the lighter colored horses.

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This species of horse is amazingly athletic meaning they are good for sports and long rides that may require a high level of endurance.

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Akhal-Teke Facts, Information, Hd pictures and all details

With only around 6,000 of these gorgeous horses in the world, it’s no surprise the Chinese refer to them as ‘horses from heaven.’

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They are so loved in their homeland of Turkmenistan, that exporting this horse out of the country could land you the death penalty.

Extraordinary DNA Change Gives Horse a Coat Made of 'Pure Gold'

(h/t: honesttopaws)

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Joe Kahlo

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