The horses of the Akhal-teke breed shimmer of their coat. They are thoroughbreds (like English thoroughbreds and Arabians) and originate from Turkmenistan. The breed is thought to be over 2000 years old and is one of the very earliest horse breeds known.
Hughie belongs to Domaine de Coudot in France. He also half-had the name of Pegasus when he was for sale in the USA, appropriate to this photograph in which he seems to be hovering, if not flying. This shot belongs to Domaine de Coudot.