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Absolute Akhal-Teke
Francine Anderson - Trainer/Breeder
Zephyrhills, Florida
(352) 567-9885 (813) 469-1089



Absolute Akhal-Teke is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of an an athletic, beautiful, hardy and unique breed of horse, through breeding, sales, showing and training.

The Akhal-Teke is a rare breed among horses. There are only about 600 in North America. A pure "desert-bred", it has qualities most other horses do not.

In Conformation the Akhal-Teke has a light, elegant build and a distinctive conformation: a neck that is straight, long and often thin, set high on excellent sloping shoulders; long tapering, aristocratic face; beautifully shaped mobile ears; wide nostrils and large expressive eyes having a proud fiery gaze. Normal height is between 15 and 16 hands, with horses both larger and smaller, weight between 900 to 1100 pounds. The Akhal-Teke is lean, long, and, typically, narrow through the chest, making him an extremely comfortable ride. The skin is very thin with a short, fine and silky coat, often with a metallic glow to it. The overall effect is of the long, lean grace of a greyhound. Magnificent action, free and flowing; in all paces a soft, gliding, elastic stride.

This exceptional horse excels in Endurance, Eventing, Dressage, among other disciplines.

- Latest News - 

- Jas Shearer on her gorgeous new filly by Eramay. She is definitely her father's daughter! We hope to hear a lot from her in the future.

- Congratulations to Annah Berry, the proud new owner of Eramay! He will be missed but I know he will enjoy his beautiful new home. He is by far one of the nicest stallions I have ever had the pleasure of being around. He will be available for breeding at Double Diamond Equestrian Center.

- Absoluteakhalteke congratulates Jessica Meares on her purchase of the outstanding filly Kenar. (Eramay/ Katrin).
Kenar is a product of years of selective breeding by Tito Pontecorvo. This is very exciting to us since she will be travelling to Australia to be the Meares' foundation broodmare. We wish them all the best and hope to hear a lot from them in the future.

- Francine Anderson, all-time leading female jockey in Canada, recently inducted into Sports Hall of Fame is now offering consultation services for clients equine needs. She is currently managing a successful international Akhalteke breeding and training operation. Recent graduate includes Gerald, owned by Giles and Katrina Ardiel pursuing career in eventing in Canada.

-   Tito Pontecorvo and myself are very excited and proud to announce the recent purchase of 9 breedings to Arim, by a group of horsemen in Italy. We look forward to seeing many Arim offspring in their country in the future.This business transaction was coordinated by Mr. Fabio Ferraguti.
-   Eramay and I won our second hunter pace at Boars' Head Ranch.
- Eramay and I competed in our first mini endurance ride and won with the best time! He behaved beautifully and really seemed to enjoy it. He received many compliments. I am very proud of him.

- Akhal Texas is coming to Florida! We are so proud to announce that the exquisite stallion ARIM will be moving to Absolute AkhalTeke. He will also be joined by his outstanding son ERAMAY and his gorgeous yearling daughter KENAR. We have many great plans for them. So please take this opportunity to come out and see these magnificent horses up close and personal!

Photos of Eramay taken at the Southeast Stallion Showcase in Florida in February.


The Akhal-Teke was created in Southern Turkmenistan by the Teke tribe at the Akhal Oasis. Located away from the trade routes, bordered by the Kara Kum desert and Kopet Dag mountains, the Akhal Oasis is in an area not subjected to continual conquest or occupation. This isolation, along with the great pride the Teke tribesmen took in the purity of their horses has produced a breed of ancient lineage and great purity.

As the chief mount of Turkoman warriors for centuries, the Akhal-Teke developed endless stamina and, from the harsh desert environment, the ability to withstand great extremes of temperature. With fresh forage available only three months of the year in the arid desert, the Teke tribesmen developed their own special methods of horse management. Kept in small bands, tethered to stakes and blanketed, the Akhal-Teke were fed pellets consisting of alfalfa, barley and mutton fat. This type of management resulted in a horse that can subsist on small amounts of food and water, becomes devoted to its master and is suspicious of strangers. The blanketing also enhanced the metallic sheen of their coat, which is a source of great pride for their owners.



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