Liath Macha ("grey of Macha") and Dub Sainglend ("black of Saingliu") are the two chariot-horses of the hero Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Both horses appear to Cúchulainn from the pool of Linn Liaith in the mountains of Sliab Fuait, a gift from either Macha or her sister the Morrígan. Cúchulainn leaps onto their backs, and they run around Ireland for a day but cannot throw him off, after which they were tame
The Akhal Teke is one of the oldest surviving horse breeds in the world. The breed has become quite famous for their unique golden color, their glow and the shimmer of their coats. Akhal Tekes can be seen in a wide variety of colors, including bay, black, palomino, perlino, grey and cremello. However, the most defining characteristic of this horse breed is the natural metallic bloom of its coat.