At Sweet Water Farm, we believe nature builds the best athletes. Our horses are prepared for the sport world from birth. Rather than locking them up and feeding a grain-based diet, we turn them out and allow them to graze as much as they want. Our horses live in the most natural environment we can provide: they are on pasture year-round, and live in herds with a variety of playmates of all ages. Having around-the-clock access to as much galloping room as they need means that our youngsters have the benefit of constant movement which builds strong bones, strong lungs, and an athletic physique. No matter what you feed them…a stall-raised horse will never develop as well as a pastured one. Additionally, we follow classical principles by allowing youngsters their childhoods. We start riding horses at age four, rather than age two. By the time they are ready for a rider, they have already had four years of their own natural conditioning, as well as natural horsemanship groundwork, and are physically capable to carry weight without damage to their spines and joints. We maintain their hooves with natural-balance barefoot trims, and we take pride in having horses with healthy feet year-round, despite our wet climate. We even keep our eventing horses barefoot, and they are happily sound and currently competing at Training Level without shoes. To read more… go to bottom of page!
How much does an Akhal-Teke cost?
Akhal-Teke horses on average cost between $7,000 to $40,000 in America, but on the international market, they can go for much more. Highly trained show horses and stallions may cost $50,000 to $100,000, and upwards.
How many Akhal-Tekes are in the USA?
The Akhal-Teke first came to the U.S. in 1979; about 600 purebred horses can now be found in the States.
Are Akhal-Tekes friendly?
The Akhal-Tekes are energetic horses with a high grade of workability. They are friendly to people, with an exceptional ability to bond with their trainers and quick and observant learners. The Akhal-Teke is an athletic all round horse and is used in all classical sports, endurance riding and racing.
How many Akhal-Tekes are there?
These horses are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds. There are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan, although they are also found throughout Europe and North America.
We have a superb selection of Akhal Tekes for sale, of all ages and in a variety of beautiful colours for which the breed is famous. Medeus studfarm specialises in preparing Akhal Tekes for sporting success and we therefore always have youngstock suitable for training or ready for competition in show-jumping, dressage, endurance racing or eventing.
Anduma is a stunning chestnut, a grandson of the famous Gigant, and Absent@4. He has trained for endurance racing, and hes available nationwide via cooled