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The Falabella Horse Breed - The Inspiration for Our Name!

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Today, we want to share with you the story behind our name: Falabella. You may know that Falabella is the brand name of our online Equestrian Jewellery business but did you know that it is also the name of a unique and adorable horse breed? That's right, the Falabella horse is one of the smallest and cutest horses in the world and it has been the inspiration for our company since its founding.

The Origin of the Falabella Horse Breed

The story of the Falabella horse breed begins in Argentina in the mid-19th century. The breed was developed by Patrick Newtall and his son-in-law Juan Falabella, who aimed to create a perfect miniature horse through selective breeding techniques. They combined small horses from various breeds such as Criollo, Welsh Pony, and Shetland Pony to create this unique lineage.

Falabella Horses

The result was a tiny but proportionate horse that could be easily managed while still being robust and hardy enough for work purposes. The family kept their breeding methods a secret for many years, which added to the mystique surrounding this breed.

Characteristics of the Falabella Horse

Despite their small stature - they typically stand between 7 to 8 hands high (28 to 34 inches) - Falabellas are not ponies but miniature horses. This means they retain all the proportions and features of a full-sized horse but in a much smaller package.

Falabellas have strong bodies with muscular necks and broad chests. Their heads are well-defined with large expressive eyes and small ears. They come in all equine colours and patterns, including bay, black, chestnut, pinto, and appaloosa.

One notable characteristic of this breed is their longevity; it's not uncommon for a Falabella to live well into their thirties or even forties with proper care!

Falabella Horse

Temperament & Uses of The Falabella Horse Breed

Falabellas are known for their gentle temperament. They're intelligent creatures that are easy to train and handle making them excellent companions for both children and adults alike. Their docile nature also makes them perfect therapy animals.

Despite their size, these horses are versatile; they can be ridden by small children or used for driving when hitched to a suitable cart or carriage. In recent years they've become popular show animals due to their beauty and uniqueness.

Conservation Status & Breeding Efforts

Due to its unique characteristics and limited numbers, the falabella horse breed is considered rare today. There are only a few thousand purebred falabellas worldwide making conservation efforts crucial for this delightful equine species.

Several organizations worldwide are dedicated to preserving this breed through careful breeding programs that ensure genetic diversity while maintaining purity. These include The Falabella Miniature Horse Association (FMHA) in America which maintains strict registration standards ensuring only purebred falabellas are registered.


In conclusion, what kind of horse is a falabella? It's an enchanting miniature horse bred meticulously over generations for its petite size without compromising on strength or proportionality! Its gentle temperament makes it an excellent companion animal while its rarity adds an element of intrigue around it.

Whether you're an equestrian enthusiast looking to add diversity to your stable or someone seeking an affectionate pet with an interesting backstory - consider welcoming a member from the falabella horse breed into your life!

But what does a horse have to do with jewellery, you may ask? Well, for us, the Falabella represents the qualities that we value in our products: beauty, elegance, uniqueness and charm. We believe that every piece of jewellery we create is like a miniature work of art, crafted with care and attention to detail.

That's why we chose Falabella as our name and our logo. We want to honour the heritage and the spirit of this amazing horse breed, and we want to inspire you to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. Our jewellery pieces reflect our passion for horses and equestrian culture, as well as our appreciation for fine craftsmanship and style.  

Whether you are looking for a necklace, a bracelet, a ring, or a pair of earrings, you will find something that suits your taste and personality. We have something for you that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We invite you to browse our website Falabella Jewellery and discover our collection of silver equestrian jewellery. You can also follow us on Facebook and stay updated on our latest news and offers.

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