Definition of Falabella in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfaləˈbelə/


A horse of a miniature breed, the adult of which does not usually exceed 30 inches (75 cm) in height.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Late 20th century: named after Julio Falabella (died 1981), an Argentinian breeder.

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Syllabification: Fa·la·bel·la

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