Falabella

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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 :


  1. are mild-mannered
  2. can live 40-45 years
  3. not as threatening as dogs
  4. perfect vision
  5. cautious

What Does A Falabella Need?

  • One acre of roamable land
  • Plenty of water
  • Quality hay
  • Shelter
  • Groomed often
  • Need to see a farrier every 6-8 weeks
  • See a vet once a year for a check-up