100% PURE FALABELLA
BLOODLINES - SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE HISTORY OF THE BREED
Falabellas For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only - I have decided
not to breed Falabellas due to the time commitment with the
large horses. I have sold all of them except Mystic at
this point. Tiara is not for sale.
PORTERFIELD'S MYSTIC Purebred Falabella
$5,000 HERD REDUCTION SALE
BLACK SNOWFLAKE APPALOOSA FILLY, DRIVING QUALITY, FUTURE
Expected Mature Height - 32-33"
DNA results are: EE (homozygous black), n/CR (heterogyzous
Cream),LP/lp, (heterozygous Appaloosa), n/PATN1
(heterozygous PATN1) and negative for everything else.
Mystic is a very sweet filly. She gets along well with the other
Falabellas, and she loves attention. Mystic stands for a bath
and for the farrier, she is easy to catch and halter, is easy to
deworm, and she's is doing really well leading. She has been
body clipped several times and stands well for clipping. Based
on the breeder's growth charts, she should mature to around 33"
as an adult. This is an excellent size for driving a cart and
for foaling if she's bred. Mystic would be a great addition to
any breeding program. She was black when I bought her but after
the first clipping she had white roaning in her coat, and she
may continue to roan out more as she gets older and changes her
coat. When I clipped her on April 2 she had a lot more of the
white roaning in her coat. Mystic does not carry the grey gene
so this is happening because of either the cream or the
appaloosa gene. So it appears that she's turning white. Her mane
and tail are sunbleached from the Florida sun. They don't appear
to be changing colors.
TOYLAND TIARA MIST
SOLID BLACK FILLY - NOT FOR
Expected Mature Height - 26-27"
DNA results are: Ee (heterogyzous black), n/PATN1
(heterozygous PATN1) and negative for everything else.
Tiara is expected to mature to around 26" to 27" as an
adult. She's my
super sweet shadow that follows along everywhere.
OUR ORIGINAL MINIS
MY LITTLE GARAGE SALE GUYS - NOT FOR SALE
These two little guys are American Miniature horses, not
Falabellas, but it didn't feel right leaving them out so
here they are!
On the left: 12 Oaks Invest In Silver -
(Silver)~~DOB:2/17/2007~~ Color: Grey Pinto~~Height: 29"
On the right: Island’s Grasshopper Mist - (Grasshopper)~~
DOB: 2/4/2007~~Color: Bay Pinto~~ Height: 29"
Back in 2014 I went to a yard sale in my neighborhood and
saw these two tiny horses in the back yard. Another patron
was asking the owner about them and said she would give them
away as long as they stayed together. They'd been together
since they were four months old. The other lady wasn't
interested so I asked if I could pet them. She told me, "You
can try. The brown one might let you touch him but you'll
never get your hands on the white one." So I went out in the
yard and within five minutes I was petting Grasshopper. I
noticed that Silver's halter was digging into his face so I
explained that I wanted to fix his halter so it wouldn't
hurt anymore. About five minutes later, I was adjusting his
halter. The lady couldn't believe it and I picked them up
later that day. After I got them, I had them vet checked and
discovered that Silver had foundered in all four feet. They
were feral and had been abused. They were both severely
overweight because they were allowed to eat grain
unrestricted. I've had these little guys for six years now
and they've really come around although I think Silver will
always be somewhat wary of people, especially men. But
that's okay, they're with me for the rest of their lives. My
History of the Falabella Horse
Falabella horse originated in Argentina and is known as the true
original miniature horse. It is not a pony. It is one of the
smallest breeds of horse in the world with most Falabella’s being 34
inches or smaller at the withers as an adult (three years of age).
They are similar to Arabians and Thoroughbreds in confirmation, with
slim frames and sleek coats, and often carry the Appaloosa spotting
patterns. Some have an abundance of hair with long manes and hair
around the fetlocks. Falabella’s can be registered in the Falabella
Miniature Horse Association in the United States and the FSE
Falabella in Europe and in the United States can also be registered
in the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) and the American
Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR).
Falabellas are very intelligent with excellent temperaments and easy
trainability and are often used as therapy and guide animals because
of these qualities and their small size. They are also used as show
horses for in-hand classes, or for driving classes, and they can be
jumped in hand to heights up to three feet. They are also used as
companion animals for both people and other animals. They can only
be ridden by very small children.
The Falabella was originally developed in Olavarria, Argentina in
1868 by Patrick Newtall, who used small local horses of Criollo
stock and some of the small horses in the Mapuche Indian herds of
Southern Buenos Aires, who were descended from Iberian and
Andalusian horses brought to the area in 1536 by the Spanish but who
were left to survive on their own when the Spanish were unable to
conquer the area. These horses went through biological and
structural changes to adjust to the conditions of the land. They
traveled great distances to find food and water, became very hardy,
intelligent, and instinctively aware of the conditions around them.
This resulting in inbreeding within the herds, and the production of
Patrick Newtall originally used these horses in his breeding
program. They were also the foundation stock of other breeds such as
the Criollo. Upon Newtall’s death, the herd and breeding program
passed to his son-in-law, Juan Falabella, who added other bloodlines
including very small Thoroughbreds, the Welsh Pony, and the Shetland
Pony. By carefully selecting the smallest stallions to breed to the
smallest mares, he was able to continually create smaller sized
horses with each passing generation, which was then named Falabella
after their family. The herd breeding then passed down to Juan’s son
Emilo and then to Emilo’s son Julio. In the 1940’s, Julio Falabella,
started the formal breed registry, the Establecimientos Falabella,
which is now known as the Falabella Horse Breeders Association,
which has the longest recorded history of any miniature horse
association in the world, with records going back 150 years. He also
standardized the breed to reach a consistent height, which is now
less than 34” at the withers. In 1962 the first Falabella’s were
imported to the United States when John Aleno of Argentina sold 12
stallions that he had purchased from Julio Falabella, to the Regina
Winery in Etiwanda, California to be used as driving horses to
promote the wine. Most of the horse in the United States descend
from these 12 stallions.
In 1980 upon Julio’s death, the herd and ranches were divided
between Maria Luisa, his second wife, and Maria Angelica, his only
daughter. In 1995 Julio’s daughter Angela moved to South Carolina
with her herd of Falabellas. In April 2006 she sold her entire herd
to Laurie Stevens of Toyland Falabellas Miniature Horses including
Angela’s special picks that were only 26” to 30” tall and whose
bloodlines go back to the original herd in Argentina.
According to the FMHA, “There are less than 2000 Falabellas
registered in the FMHA since its incorporation in 1973. Only small
herds are known to exist in the USA and most other countries, and
their number is estimated to be only several thousand in the entire
world. There is a strong demand and limited supply due to the small
number in existence. There are distinct differences between
Falabellas compared to American Miniature Horses. The rarity and
purebred Falabella ancestry of every Falabella is what primarily
sets it apart from all other Miniature Horses.”
TOP HAT FRIESIANS & BAROCK PINTOS
also dba Top Hat Equine, Inc.
North Palm Beach, Florida
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