About Falabella Horses
Falabella horses origanted in Argentina and was developed by
an Irish settler named Patrick Newell. Mr. Newell came across a group of horses
that were freely roaming the open land. He created a herd and over time went on
to give the herd to his son-in-law, Juan Falabella. The breed gained their name
from this family ownership and passed down from generation to generation in the
Falabella family. They were designed to be horses that were small enough to be
enjoyed with children, but independent enough to help on ranches and even be
used as work horses.
Falabella horses are used for riding, in competitions, and
for showing. They do very well on large farms and in smaller, fenced-in areas
as pets. They are gentle and very well mannered with families. Falabella horses are around seven hands high. They are
muscular for such a small animal and have boxy hooves. Additionally, they have
silky hair and very fine skin. They have small feet but are still described as
a hardy creature. They are found in virtually any color coating, but patterns
and spotted variations are the most popular.