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THE PINEIA HORSE

  • Chirstos Alexandridis (a1)

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The Pineia horse is a rather small horse bred in a limited population size (373 mares and 6 stallions) in the Western Peloponnese (Greece). It is descended from the Greek mountain pony crossed by anglo-arab, anglo-norman and nonius stallions at the beginning of this century. It is characterized by a robust conformation, a lively temperament and a perfect adaptation to difficult mountainous environments. It is used for vegetation management and pack transport and as a stepping pacer it offers a comfortable ride.

Le cheval de Pineia est un animal plutôt petit, élevé en nombre restreint (373 juments et 6 étalons) en Péloponnèse occidentale (Grèce). Il descend du poney de la montagne grecque, croisé avec des étalons des races anglo-arabe, anglo-normande et nonius au début de ce siècle. Il se distingue par sa robustesse, son tempérament vivant et son adaptation à un environnement difficile. On l'utilise comme bête de charge et pour les travaux aux champs. Son allure en amblant offre une monte confortable.

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Menegatos, J. 1985. The native horse and pony breeds of Greece. 36th Annual Meeting of the EAAP.
National Statistical Service of Greece. Annual Agricultural Statistics of Greece.
Spiropoulos, Ath. 1978. Report of the Regional Agricultural Service of Peloponnese. G. 1838/ 28–6–1978.
Zafrakas, A. 1993. The current state of equines in Greece. 6th Panhellenic Congress of Veterinary Science.

THE PINEIA HORSE

  • Chirstos Alexandridis (a1)

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