El Falabella horse is not pony, even if it seems like it. This is a very popular smaller horse that has different breeds. Still, they are horses that possess the same qualities than those of the larger horses and are recognized internationally.
The Falabella are originally from the Recreo de Roca ranch, in Argentina. These horses can generally be used for hitching and primarily as pets. Its origin comes from the Shetland pony, being his ancestors the thoroughbred.
This breed takes its name from the Falabella family, whose members were the ones who developed the breeding of these animals in the Argentine ranch. It is the result of a breeding directed by means of smaller animal crosses and, later through a rigorous selection process and consanguineous crosses. They are not taller than 75 centimeters.
A breed with the same qualities as a normal horse
Over the years this miniature breed of horse has gone through various processes, bred in England and exported to the United States where they are very popular. It is sometimes a pleasant company and very effective so loving and intelligent they are, despite its rude origins.
Nothing suggests that the Falabella horse does not have all the virtues and attributes of other equine breeds. Its extraordinary genetic characteristics allow its natural reproduction, breeding horses with the same qualities as their older brothers. In addition, being rustic by nature allows them to have a survival instinct in the most severe climatic conditions. Which makes him a horse that has more resources to survive than any other normal horse.
His extraordinary strength is surprising. They have great adaptability and their gentle characterHe, rarely seen in other animals called petisos, have made the Falabella a suitable horse for the company of man and especially for children who are new to their love for horses.