Scientific Name For a Falabella
Equus ferus caballus
What Does a Falabella Look Like?
- They stand at about 7hh
- Mainly black or brown, but they can vary from pinto, chestnut, and bay.
- They are very docile and strong.
- Silky hair
- Skin that is thin and supple
- Weighs about 70 pounds
What Roles Do They Play?
- Guides for those who are visually impaired
- Therapy animals in nursing homes, hospitals, and children centers
Why Are They Service Animals?
They are service animals because they :
- are mild-mannered
- can live 40-45 years
- not as threatening as dogs
- perfect vision
What Does A Falabella Need?
- One acre of roamable land
- Plenty of water
- Quality hay
- Groomed often
- Need to see a farrier every 6-8 weeks
- See a vet once a year for a check-up