The most famous cross presently is with the Appaloosa. The Nez Perce tribe has a breeding program whose goal is to breed back to their famous historically renouned horses, the Nez Perce horses, by mixing their Appaloosas with Akhal-Tekes.
The most popular cross, with the Arabian. I think this is because people want to keep the sensitivity of the Arabian, but don’t want the reactivity/spookiness. Plus the gaits from the Akhal-Teke make a cross much smoother to ride.
This foal is Eurowings, bred by Gestüt. Doesn’t he look amazing!
And this is Ayelet, a 2 year old Akhal-Teke/Arabian filly:
How about an Akhal-Teke – Quarter Horse cross: What an awesome trail horse!!
And the big up and coming mix, crossing with warmbloods to get more speed and agility while maintaining bone and strength and a sound mind. Get some of that amazing movement for dressage!
And of course ponies! I think the Teke will give such amazing pony crosses as they will lean out the pony and with their jumping abilities I think the sky is the limit. Personally I would like a Caspian for my kids while they are small and then a Teke-Caspian cross for a large sport pony for them when they are bigger. Too much fun!
Don’t breed to an Akhal-Teke because it is the trendy thing to do – breed for movement, soundness, heartiness and comfort!