The Pindos (Greek: αλογάκι της Πίνδου) is breed of pony or small horse native to the Pindus mountain range in Thessaly and Epirus in Greece. It is also present in mountainous parts of Thrace and Macedonia. There is a feral herd near Neochori, Karditsa, close to Lake Plastiras.:496The Pindos is hardy and frugal, with good stamina, and is used for riding, driving, and as a pack and draught animal for forestry and farming. The hooves are boxy and narrow but strong, so shoeing is not often needed.:43 It is smaller and shorter than the Thessalian, with an average height at the withers of about 132 cm.:496:42In 2002 the recorded population consisted of 464 breeding mares and 81 stallions.
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This breed is also called Pindhos as well as Pindos Pony.
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