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Messara Pony Sepia Brown Coat (left view)
Sepia Brown Coat (left view)
Messara Pony Dark Brown Coat (normal view)
Dark Brown Coat (normal view)

Messara Pony Coal Black Coat (front view)
Coal Black Coat (front view)
Messara Pony Brown Coat (right view)
Brown Coat (right view)

The Messara (also known as 'Creta Pony') is a rare Greek pony breed.

About:
The Massara is named after the the Messara region where it was created in the 17th century, when Greek breeders crossed local mares with imported Arabian stallions.

Messara Ponies are smart ponies with decent endurance, and a natural and comfortable broken-ambling gait called 'aravani.' They are used for recreational riding.

Conformation:
The influence of their Arabian ancestors is still noticeable in the conformation of Messara Ponies, who often have slender heads, slim necks, and thin legs. That said, Messara Ponies also differ than their Arabian ancestors in that their heads are long, their chests and bodies are narrow, and their hooves are small.

The mane of the Messara is medium in length while the tail is either short or medium.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Messara Ponies in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 13.4-14.6, 14.0 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 36-46, 41 (2), 0.4.

Accel: 0.82-0.99, 0.91 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.73-0.89, 0.81 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.69-4.95, 4.80 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 0.97-1.50, 1.22 (0.11), 0.02.

Turning: 40.13-53.18, 47.46 (2.88), 0.57.
Reverse: 2.2-2.8, 2.5 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 46.08-51.91, 48.52 (1.06), 0.21.
Reaction: 0.63-0.75, 0.69 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: black, brown, dark-bay (termed as 'brown' in Horse Isle,) and grey.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid, and while white markings occur they are extremely rare and are kept to a minimum.

Height: 12.1hh to 14hh.
Messara Pony Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Messara Pony Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Messara Pony Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Messara Pony Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Messara Pony Brown Coat
Brown Coat


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