The Skyrian small – bodied horse maximum height 116 cm is one varest horse breeds in the world it was native to Greece and in ancient times lived throughout the country. The horses brought to the island of Skyros during the 5 th centuries BCE by Athenian colonists. It is that they were used by Alexander the Great and Achilleas.

Now the ponies are often kept semi – wild ranging the mountainous interior of the island.