Today’s Horse Facts: The Falabella Miniature Horse
(All facts taken from the websites cited at the end of the post)
The Falabella is one of the cutest, cuddliest breeds of horse you’ll ever meet. When you’re in the presence of a Falabella, you just want to pack one up in the back of your car and take him home. Let’s see if you know anything about this amazing little horse. Here’s your T/F quiz. The answers are listed below. Now don’t cheat.
- The Falabella is known as the Original miniature horse.
- They originated in Brazil, South America, in the mid-19th Century.
- The Falabella horse is also considered a pony.
- They grow to about 32 inches at the withers.
- Falabellas are usually only black or brown.
- In the 1940s, Julio Falabella created a formal breed registry.
- They are strong enough that children and adults can ride them.
- Cart driving is a common use for this breed.
- They have a thick coat of hair.
- One special use for this amazing little horse is search and rescue.
Here are the answers to today’s horse facts quiz. Let’s see how you did:
- F They originated in Argentina in the mid-19th Century.
- F They can be any color or any combination of colors.
- F Only children can ride them because the horses are so small.
- F They are used more for guide horses, like guide dogs for the sight impaired.
Now, tell me if you knew much about this cute little breed of horse. Would you like to have one just as a pet, knowing that as an adult, you’d never be able to ride it? I’m not sure I’d like that; however, I love horses so much, I think I’d love to have one of these little guys living with me no matter how tiny he’d be. He could lie on the floor in my living room with my two dogs!
To learn more about this fascinating breed, visit:
BLUE RIBBON CHAMP
Volume Six in The Keystone Stables Series
A blue-ribbon horse and a boy with Down syndrome teach Skye the meaning of love. Joey Klingerman is one of the most loving kids you could ever meet, but Skye would welcome a lot less of his affection. This is Joey’s second summer at Keystone Stables, and the outgoing boy has latched onto Skye as his “girlfriend.” Skye finds his attention embarrassing and frustrating. To add to the frustration, Joey won’t stop pestering Skye to let him ride her horse, Champ. Skye won’t even consider it. No one rides Champ but her. What does God want her to learn about loving others—including Joey? With the Snyder County Horse Show drawing near, Skye is about to find out.