Schleich® figurines are modelled in the finest detail to help children learn while they play. Akhal-Teke horses are considered one of the most beautiful horse breeds. In China, Akhal-Teke are called "heaven horses", who, like the Akhal-Teke stallion by Schleich® Horse Club, have a gold-shimmering coat. 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.Fun Fact: Akhal-Teke horses are accustomed to the hot desert climate and can travel long distances without water.