Falabella Pony: A century ago, on the ranch Recreo de Roca in Argentina, the world's smallest breed of horse was developed by the Falabella family.
The result of a careful selective breeding programe based on the smallest shetland ponies and a very small thoroughbred stallion.
As most Falabella ponies are barely 30 inches tall they are too small for even children to ride and thus are generally shown in hand at horse shows.
The Falabella is not considered a pony, but claimed to be a miniature horse and are bred in many countries including the US.
The coat colors include bay, black, pintos, palominos and chestnuts. Black or red leopard (spotted) Falabellas can be found, but they are uncommon.
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