About Pindos Pony Horses
Pindos ponies, also known as Thessalian Ponies, come from
Greece, mostly around Thessaly. In the third century the Greek poet Oppian wrote
that these ponies were “most noted for beauty, courage, and endurance”.
Pindos Ponies are rather agile animals. They are also
considered frugal and surefooted. Having a surefooted horse equates a very easy
journey for those seeking a means to travel inexpensively with a dependable
creature. They have been utilized for agriculture, pack, harness duties, and of
course, riding. They can be found in Greece, Albania, Macedonia, and other
areas of the Ionian Sea and Aegean Sea.
They have a reputation for being consistent and easy to
train. At times, they may have some stubborn moments, but for the most part
they are one of the easier breeds to train and keep. Sheppards utilized them
for their skills and great endurance.
They stand at thirteen hands tall. They have a plain head with
smaller eyes and a slim neck. They have long backs, hard feet, and pronounced
withers. Commonly they are spotted: some have a leopard appearance and almost
all of these with a white pattern. Breeders can be very particular and only
select to mingle breeds that are going to make a perfect match with their
prints or coats.