Date: June 2000
Q: The conditions of Akhal-Tekes in Turkmenistan is well-documented by many different sources and I for one am concerned that such a high percentage of the breed is in a situation where feed is scarce, care is sometimes sketchy, and one epidemic of a hard-hitting disease could run rampant.
A: A very good description of the conditions under which the teke breed was created, xx, this is the original environment for the breed, I have in no sources found any evidence of any disease that have caused severe damage to the breed, some years though horses have died from starvation.
The Tekes belong there and are loved and cared for. The Turkmens generously share their treasure with us in the west, we can only be grateful and try to breed as excellent horses as they do.