Today’s Horse Facts: The Falabella

Falabella 3( All facts taken from the websites cited at the end of the post)

The Falabella Miniature Horse is one of the smallest breeds of horse in the world, rarely taller than 32 inches in height.[1]The Falabella is a rare breed, with only a few thousand existing worldwide.  Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. The Falabella, despite its size, is not considered a pony, but rather is a miniature horse.
  2. The Falabella horse was originally developed in Argentina.
  3. The Falabella can be any number of types, from stock horse types that look like miniature American Quarter Horses to the sleeker Arabian types.
  4. Falabellas can also be used as guide animals due to their small size and easy trainability.
  5. The Falabella is usually palomino and pinto patterned.
  6. the Falabella has sixteen vertebrae instead of eighteen.
  7. Many Falabella foals are tiny and grow very slowly in their first year.
  8. Falabella’s were imported from Argentina to the United States in 1971.
  9. The FMHA (Falabella Miniature Horse Association) is an International Registry for pure Falabella Miniature Horses all over the world and is one of the very first Miniature Horse Breed Registries.
  10. Beyond their minute size, the Falabella’s show docility, strength, and capacity to adapt higher than any other kind of similar horses.

Falabella 1

Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Falabella Horse expert! Here are the answers:

  1. T
  2. T
  3. T
  4. T
  5. F    The Falabella’s most common colors are bay and black.
  6. F    The Falabella has seventeen vertebrae instead of eighteen.
  7. F    The Falabella foals are very tiny and grow very quickly in their first year.
  8. T
  9. T
  10. T

Well, do you know your horse facts about Falabella Horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful Falabella Horse breed:

http://falabellainternational.com/history.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falabella

http://www.falabellafmha.com/info.htm#anchor3

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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