Messara

 

History

The breed was named Messara because the largest population of the breed was located in the plains of Messara in the prefecture of Heraklion in Crete. As with the Penia breed, the Messara is characterized by its ability to pace.

Morphological Traits

Messara horse is medium sized.

Population*

The population of the breed is classified as ‘Critical’ (2019).

 

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