The Thessaly horse evolved in the lowlands of Thessaly and the surrounding area. Alexander the Great’s horse, Bucephalus, is considered by some to have been of the Thessaly breed. Bucephalus accompanied Alexander in all his campaigns and when his horse died, Alexander honored it as a companion and comrade in arms. At present, local organisations, in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Athens and the Ministry of Agriculture, are studying the horses in the region in order to identify the morphological and quality traits of the Thessaly breed.
The Thessaly horse is the second largest Greek breed
Today, the population size and breed status are unknown (2019).
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