"leap of the goat", the horse jumps from a raised position of the forehand straight up into the air, kicks out with the hind legs, and lands more or less on all four legs at the same time. It requires an enormously powerful horse to perform corr
Golden dun akhal-teke horse by Olga Itina, via Dreamstime -- Akhal-Teke -- The Akhal-Teke evolved about three thousand years ago in southern Turkmenistan where they are the national emblem. They are named after a nomadic tribe. My fave breed!