The Falabella family started breeding small horses around 200 years ago in the pampas, or plains region of Argentina. They strove to maintain the highest quality type and conformation in a perpetually smaller frame through selective breeding, eventually creating Falabella ponies, the world’s smallest horse breed. Today, these famous horses are found in many parts of the world as companions, show ponies, and a source of joy.
The pampas region of Argentina is a plains region with some remote areas. The Falabella family home is near Buenos Aires, and this is where the history of Falabella ponies begins, some 200 years ago. Argentina is home to Andalusian and Arabian horses, among other breeds. These strikingly beautiful animals also have correct conformation and fluid gaits. The family started breeding for smaller horses, eventually creating a unique breed, which has the distinction of being the world’s smallest. They also go by the name Falabella horses because they are considered miniature horses.