Horses, unlike any other animal in the world, were given proper names, not nicknames, by the Turkmen people. Newborn foals are called sons and daughters, and later on grandsons and granddaughters, assimilating them to the people. In this way, Turkmen people linked their fate inseparably with the horse’s fate. The Akhalteke horses have rare thin and short, iridescent hair through which sometimes blood vessels can be seen. It contributes to the Akhalteke horses indescribable beauty. People say that the Akhalteke horses breathe through and sweat blood. When moving, graceful and beautiful Akhalteke horse has a spark in its eyes, its wide open trembling nostrils breathe deeply, it’s swan-necks are raised high and its silky tails flow in the wind. Pride of Turkmens - Akhalteke horse is a part of the sovereign Turkmenistan's national emblem. Every year the last Sunday of April, Turkmen people celebrate the Akhalteke Horses Holiday.
09:00 Meet the guests.
09:00 – 11:00 Drive to Geokdepe (40 km. to the west from Ashgabat) to visit the Horse farm. On the way to the Horse farm in Geokdepe visiting of:
1. The biggest mosque in Central Asia,
2. Stopover in Geok-depe fortress and visiting of the “Saparmurat Hadji” mosque and Geokdepe history museum.
11:30 Arrive in Geokdepe Horse farm.
11:30 – 13:00 Excursion to the Horse farm of famous Akhal-Teke horses.
13:00 – 14:00 Having lunch at site.
14:00 – 15:00 Return to the city along the picturesque mountain valley Archabil.
15:00 End of the program.