Meaning of Falabella in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfaləˈbɛlə/


  • A horse of a miniature breed, the adult of which does not usually exceed 75 cm in height.

    ‘Five Falabellas, similar to Shetland ponies, arrived at HAPPA's Shores Hey Farm Rescue Centre, Briercliffe, last week.’
    • ‘Falabellas have been bred down from a variety of full size horse breeds including the Thoroughbred, Arabian, Quarter Horse, Mustang, Draft,etc.’
    • ‘Even though the Falabellas are too small for adults to ride, they are trained and shown just like their bigger counterparts in halter, driving, jumping and costume.’


1970s named after Julio Falabella (died 1981), an Argentinian breeder.