|The icing on the cake is that his movement is incredible too! Great sporting quality.|
The reason that I'm posting this is because sometimes being overly "exotic" isn't exactly the greatest thing. I posted the photos above of Pergenbek for a reason. As artists, it can be fun to seek out the most outrageous otherworldly horses on the planet to sculpt - but in reality the subjects themselves can be real nightmares. I see many akhal teke sculptures that are a far cry from what I'd personally deem as "beautiful" and correct. A good example is the stallion Ekemen. There has already been a sculpture made of that particular horse in all of his hideous horrible disgusting glory. I have a couple copies of the sculpt that I plan on re-doing in the future. The stallion himself was a total trainwreck conformationally. (I loathed him, he was such a fugly piece of junk!) Sometimes just because something looks "exotic" and typey doesn't mean that it should be made into a sculpture. With that said, I'm not knocking the artist at all - she did a very good job of capturing his features on her model. She totally nailed him in her sculpt.