Falabella

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Falabella

Argentinian miniature horse, less than 7 hands high, with a spotted coat color in most animals; a curiosity.
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Falabella (Argentinian Dwarf Pony). By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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We also have wakes and weddings, and festivals and feasts; falcons, falabellas and folk dancing - all this alongside ground-breaking science, top-notch horticulture and mouth-watering catering.
Falabellas, originally from Argentina, are one of the smallest horse breeds in the world and Middlesbrough's examples are among just a few thousand worldwide.
They join Newham Grange's four Falabella miniature horses, which arrived at the Coulby Newham farm earlier this month.
And the animals themselves range from heavy Shire horses to rare Falabellas, which at under 34 inches high, are the only miniature horse breed in the world.
There are only a few Falabellas in the world and at the moment he's the smallest.
Visitors are being encouraged to name the male foal, which is settling into his new home along with mum Belle and two other Falabellas, Pixie and Starbucks.
The spectacular line-up features the internationally acclaimed Ali-Bek Cossack riders of Kazakhstan, classic Spanish horses and Arabian stallions, lusitanos and the world's smallest breed, falabellas.
Owner Sean Buckley of Coolwood Wildlife Sanctuary near Killarney, Co Kerry, has been trying to breed Falabellas for some time.
Carol, 30, said: "The little horses, derived from Shetland ponies, are called Falabellas.
Philip, a Falabella horse, was born three weeks ago and has already been out and about meeting his neighbours, including
Philip, a Falabella horse, was born three weeks ago and has already been out and about meeting his neigh-bours, including Tally, the second largest Cleveland Bay horse in Britain who stands at a whopping 19 hands high.