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About the Falabella horse

Connie and Brian, two Falabella horses.
Connie and Brian, two Falabella horses.

Imagine a horse that fits comfortably in your living room, a miniature marvel with all the grace and elegance of its larger counterparts. Meet the Falabella, an Argentinean breed renowned for being the smallest horse in the world.

Standing between 28 and 34 inches tall at the withers, these pocket-sized ponies captivate hearts with their adorable size and gentle nature. Despite their miniature stature, Falabellas boast the proportions and characteristics of a full-sized horse, often resembling Arabians, Quarter Horses, or Thoroughbreds in miniature. Their bodies are compact and sleek, adorned with a variety of coat colors ranging from classic bay and black to striking pinto and palomino patterns.

Falabellas originated in mid-19th century Argentina through selective breeding practices. Over time, these miniature marvels became cherished companions for children and adults alike, captivating imaginations with their playful personalities and trainability.

Beyond their unique size, Falabellas are known for:

  • Gentle temperament: These horses are renowned for their docile and friendly nature, making them perfect companions for children and adults who enjoy gentle interactions with animals.

  • Intelligence and trainability: Falabellas are quick learners who can be trained for various activities, including driving small carts, participating in miniature horse shows, and even assisting in therapy settings.

  • Adaptability: Despite their delicate appearance, Falabellas are surprisingly hardy and adaptable to various climates and environments.

Owning a Falabella is a unique and rewarding experience. However, it's important to remember that these tiny horses require specialized care and attention. Their dietary needs differ from full-sized horses, and their fragile bone structure necessitates careful handling.

If you're captivated by the Falabella's charm and considering welcoming one into your life, thorough research and connecting with reputable breeders are essential. By understanding their specific needs and providing them with the proper care, you can create a lasting bond with this captivating and miniature marvel from Argentina.

Our sanctuary is home to two Falabella horses, called Connie & Brian. Visitors are able to meet, groom and even handle them during our open season. Learn more on our visiting us page.



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