Pindos Pony

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Pindos
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Other namesPindhosor Thessalonian
Country of originGreece
Traits
Distinguishing featuresLong head and limbs, light frame

The Pindos (Greek αλογάκι της Πίνδου) is a pony native to the Pindus mountain range in Thessaly and Epirus, Greece.

The Pindos is believed to be a descendant of the ancient Thessalian horse. It is used for riding, driving, and as a pack and draught animal. Its hooves are very strong and Pindos are rarely shod. The usual height for a Pindos is thirteen hands, and the typical coloring is black, bay, or brown.

As of 2002, there were 464 breeding mares and 81 stallions.

References[edit]

  • Springate, Lynda (1997). "Twenty-five: Principal Pony Breeds of the World". The Encyclopedia of the Horse. New York: Crescent Books. pp. 205, s.v. "Pindos Pony". ISBN 0-517-18461-3.

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