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Anglo-Teke is an Akhal-Teke Sport Horse that has one Akhal-Teke parent and one Thoroughbred parent.

An unsuccessful crossbreed for the Russian climate:
Anglo-Tekes were first created in the 1930s, as part of the Soviet Union's plan to cross Thoroughbreds with Akhal-Tekes in an attempt to increase the speed and size of the latter. At first, the scheme appeared to be successful, because the Anglo-Tekes were indeed larger and faster than the Akhal-Tekes. However, it turned out that the Anglo-Tekes lacked the Akhal-Teke's endurance and ability to cope with the extremes of the continental climate, which made them ill-suited for long rides.

In 1935, Anglo-Tekes were pitted against Akhal-Tekes in a 2,600-mile race from Ashkhabad to Moscow, and the results were astonishing. Not only did the Anglo-Tekes lose the race because of their lack of endurance, but their physical condition at the end of the race was so bad that they weren't bred anymore in Central Asia.

Furthermore, it was decided that any Anglo-Teke born in 1936 or after wouldn't be admitted to the Akhal-Teke studbook. That said, Anglo-Tekes born up to 1936 were allowed to stay in the Akhal-Teke studbook, which is why all Akhal-Tekes today have a certain percent of Thoroughbred blood in them.

But a good sport horse elsewhere:
Even though Anglo-Tekes were doomed to fail in Central Asia, they became a popular Akhal-Teke cross in cooler and wetter countries, where they perform in various disciplines.

Anglo-Tekes have the size and, to a very large extent, the speed of the Thoroughbred, and they have the metallic sheen, the hooded eyes, and the "one-person" and brave personality of the Akhal-Teke (and are therefore don't have the Thoroughbred's flightiness.)

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Anglo-Tekes in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 16.6-18.5, 17.5 (0.3), 0.07.
Sprint: 49-64, 56 (3), 0.6.

Accel: 0.84-1.02, 0.92 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.78-0.94, 0.85 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 5.06-5.42, 5.30 (0.07), 0.01.
Pull: 1.59-2.26, 1.89 (0.14), 0.03.

Turning: 44.45-56.56, 50.58 (3.09), 0.61.
Reverse: 2.3-2.8, 2.6 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 45.31-50.34, 47.90 (1.20), 0.24.
Reaction: 0.70-0.79, 0.75 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:

Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, grey, all cream dilutes, pearl, white.
Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, metallic, rabicano, roan, sooty, frame-overo, sabino-1, splashed-white, white spotted, manchado, all rare patterns.
Height: 15hh to 17hh.

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