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Falabella Qualities

Falabella have qualities of your average pony, meaning a very sweet temperament. They can be utilized for riding, in competitions, and for showing. This style of horse does very well on large farms and in smaller, fenced in areas where the owners can utilize them as pets. Any small horse does very well with little ones, but the Falabella does especially well. They are gentle and very well mannered with their families.

Falabella Temperament

The temperament of the Falabella horse is one of tenderness and kindness. They are notorious for being sweet and mild tempered. Making the decision to allow your children to begin riding horses is simplified on these types of horses as they welcome the affection from a child and are easy enough for the children to get on and ride. They can also be referred to as gregarious and loving, two fantastic qualities to bode when raising a horse of your own.

Falabella Appearance

The Falabella horse is small and fun loving. They stand at around seven hands when fully grown. 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. The breed can be created in virtually any color coating, but patterns and spotted variations are the most popular.

Falabella Upkeep

To properly care for a Falabella horse, you must have some open space to allow them to roam freely. They are horses that enjoy running around and making the whole family smile. This type is small, but still strong enough to aid in helping the owners out on a farm or helping to herd cattle as well. If you have little ones running around, you will not require much else to keep these horses occupied as they adore playing all day long.

Falabella History

The Falabella horse breed comes in to the world from Argentina. A place such as Argentina is well known for its beautiful residents as well as land and animals alike. However, this horse derives from, believe it or not, an Irish settler. The settler, Mr. Patrick Newell, went to Argentina and 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 desired to create a style of horse that was smaller; one that could be categorized as a pony for certain. They were designed to be horses that were small enough to be enjoyed with little ones, but independent enough to help on ranches and even be used as work horses.

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