Akhal-Teke horses are considered one of the most beautiful horse breeds. In China, Akhal-Teke are called "heaven horses", who, like the Akhal-Teke stallion by Schleich® Horse Club, have a gold-shimmering coat. These animals are a very old horse breed with a history spanning a period of almost 3,000 years. They were named after a 100 km long oasis strip on the edge of the Karakuma desert in Turkmenistan.Fun Fact: Akhal-Teke horses are accustomed to the hot desert climate and can travel long distances without water.
Schleich products are made of various plastics and paints. These are carefully selected on the basis of the specific requirements. Among the most important plastics types we use are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), actrylnitril butadiene styrene (ABS) and other typical plastics for toys. Starting at the material suppliers, there is strict scrutiny from our quality assurance representatives. The paints used are perfectly adapted to the various types of plastic and have the greatest mechanical and chemical resistance. They ensure that Schleich products last a long time and make all of our products resistant to perspiration, saliva and wear – meaning they are completely safe to play with. The product is released for production only when it meets all the laws, standards and guidelines.