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Porterfield's Storm

SHOW QUALITY NEAR LEOPARD SPOT APPALOOSA COLT - FUTURE HERD SIRE

For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only - Email for price (click the contact button at the top of the page) I have decided not to breed Falabellas due to the time commitment involved with the Barock Pintos and Warmbloods so the herd is for sale.

Born 3-6-2019

DNA results are: Heterogyzous for Black (Ee), Cream (nCr), Primitive Markings (nd1/nd2), Appaloosa (LP/lp) and Pattern 1 (n/PATN1) and negative for everything else.

Storm is the last foal sired by The Legendary Falabella Guille, one of Julio Falabella’s favored loud black leopard spot appaloosa’s, and one of his original Argentine Imports that cost him $30,000 to bring into the United States. In 1997 The Legendary Falabella Guille won 1st place in harness and color at the Miniature World Event. In 1998 he won five 1st Place Titles at the Fireworks Miniature Horse Show and four 1st Place Titles at the Dixieland Jamboree. We believe that Storm can be just as successful in the show ring as his sire. His flashy coat pattern will get attention in the show ring. Storm is expected to mature between 29 -31" as an adult.

We believe he'll produce beautiful show quality foals. He's the last of an amazing heritage and linage that would be a fantastic high quality addition to a breeding program. Both testicles are descended, he has a wonderful, sweet temperament and loves being around people. He gets along well with the fillies and our two 12 year old American Miniature geldings. Storm will nicker when he sees you and greets you at the stall door. I call him our "love bug".

Picture courtesy of Porterfield Farms

Porterfield's Mystic

BLACK SNOWFLAKE APPALOOSA FILLY

For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only - Email for price (click the contact button at the top of the page) I have decided not to breed Falabellas due to the time commitment involved with the Barock Pintos and Warmbloods so the herd is for sale.

Born 3-16-2019

DNA results are: EE (homozygous black), n/CR (heterogyzous Cream),LP/lp, (heterozygous Appaloosa), n/PATN1 (heterozygous PATN1) and negative for everything else.

Mystic is a very sweet filly. She gets along well with the other Falabellas, and she loves attention.  Mystic stands for a bath and for the farrier, she is easy to catch and halter, is easy to deworm, and she's is doing really well leading. She has been body clipped several times and stands well for clipping. Based on the breeder's growth charts, she should mature to around 33" as an adult. This is an excellent size for  foaling. Mystic would be a great addition to any breeding program. She also has roaning in her coat, and she may continue to roan out more as she gets older and changes her coat.

Picture courtesy of Porterfield Farms

Toyland Chantilly

SHOW QUALITY, THERAPY HORSE QUALITY, BLACK LEOPARD SPOT APPALOOSA FILLY

For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only - Email for price (click the contact button at the top of the page) I have decided not to breed Falabellas due to the time commitment involved with the Barock Pintos and Warmbloods so the herd is for sale.

Born 5-20-2019

DNA results are: Ee (heterogyzous black), nd1/nd2 (Primitive Markings), n/Sb1 (heterogyzous Sabino) LP/lp (heterozygous Appaloosa), n/PATN1 (heterozygous PATN1) and negative for everything else.

Chantilly is an extremely sweet filly who loves attention. She has the temperament to be a therapy horse with the proper training. She is also show quality and her flashy coat pattern will get attention in the show ring. She is naturally curious, loves being with people, and is well mannered. She is easy to catch and halter, easy to deworm, stands well for the farrier, for body clipping, and bathing.  Doing something new doesn't bother her at all and she is trusting of the people handling her. Chantilly is expected to mature to around 30 -31" as an adult. With her exceptional color DNA, she will be an asset to any breeding program and her calm, loving temperament would make her an excellent addition to any therapy program. I've gone back and forth so many times on keeping her or selling her because she is so sweet and enjoys being with us and is best buddies with Tiara (who is not for sale). But due to time constraints, I'm listing her and we'll see what happens. If she doesn't sell, I'm happy to keep her.

Picture courtesy of Toyland Falabellas International

Toyland Tiara Mist

Solid Black Filly - NOT FOR SALE

Born 5-15-2019
DNA results are: Ee (heterogyzous black), n/PATN1 (heterozygous PATN1) and negative for everything else. Tiara is expected to mature to around 26" to 27" as an adult.

Picture courtesy of Toyland Falabellas International

Our Original Minis:

My Little Garage Sale Guys - not for sale

These two little guys are American Miniature horses, not Falabellas, but it didn't feel right leaving them out so here they are!

On the left: 12 Oaks Invest In Silver - (I call him Silver)~~DOB:2/17/2007~~ Color: Grey Pinto~~Height: 29" On the right: Island’s Grasshopper Mist - (I call him Grasshopper)~~ DOB: 2/4/2007~~Color: Bay Pinto~~ Height: 29"

Back in 2014 I went to a yard sale in my neighborhood and saw these two tiny horses in the back yard. Another patron was asking the owner about them and said she would give them away as long as they stayed together. They'd been together since they were four months old. The other lady wasn't interested so I asked if I could pet them. She told me, "You can try. The brown one might let you touch him but you'll never get your hands on the white one." So I went out in the yard and within five minutes I was petting Grasshopper. I noticed that Silver's halter was digging into his face so I explained that I wanted to fix his halter so it wouldn't hurt anymore. About five minutes later, I was adjusting his halter. The lady couldn't believe it and I picked them up later that day. After I got them, I had them vet checked and discovered that Silver had foundered in all four feet. They were both severely overweight because they

History of the Falabella Horse

 The Falabella horse originated in Argentina and is known as the true original miniature horse. It is not a pony. It is one of the smallest breeds of horse in the world with most Falabella’s being 34 inches or smaller at the withers as an adult (three years of age). They are similar to Arabians and Thoroughbreds in confirmation, with slim frames and sleek coats, and often carry the Appaloosa spotting patterns. Some have an abundance of hair with long manes and hair around the fetlocks. Falabella’s can be registered in the Falabella Miniature Horse Association in the United States and the FSE Falabella in Europe and in the United States can also be registered in the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) and the American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR).

Falabellas are very intelligent with excellent temperaments and easy trainability and are often used as therapy and guide animals because of these qualities and their small size. They are also used as show horses for in-hand classes, or for driving classes, and they can be jumped in hand to heights up to three feet. They are also used as companion animals for both people and other animals. They can only be ridden by very small children.

The Falabella was originally developed in Olavarria, Argentina in 1868 by Patrick Newtall, who used small local horses of Criollo stock and some of the small horses in the Mapuche Indian herds of Southern Buenos Aires, who were descended from Iberian and Andalusian horses brought to the area in 1536 by the Spanish but who were left to survive on their own when the Spanish were unable to conquer the area. These horses went through biological and structural changes to adjust to the conditions of the land. They traveled great distances to find food and water, became very hardy, intelligent, and instinctively aware of the conditions around them. This resulting in inbreeding within the herds, and the production of smaller horses.

Patrick Newtall originally used these horses in his breeding program.  They were also the foundation stock of other breeds such as the Criollo. Upon Newtall’s death, the herd and breeding program passed to his son-in-law, Juan Falabella, who added other bloodlines including very small Thoroughbreds, the Welsh Pony, and the Shetland Pony. By carefully selecting the smallest stallions to breed to the smallest mares, he was able to continually create smaller sized horses with each passing generation, which was then named Falabella after their family. The herd breeding then passed down to Juan’s son Emilo and then to Emilo’s son Julio. In the 1940’s, Julio Falabella, started the formal breed registry, the Establecimientos Falabella, which is now known as the Falabella Horse Breeders Association, which has the longest recorded history of any miniature horse association in the world, with records going back 150 years. He also standardized the breed to reach a consistent height, which is now less than 34” at the withers. In 1962 the first Falabella’s were imported to the United States when John Aleno of Argentina sold 12 stallions that he had purchased from Julio Falabella, to the Regina Winery in Etiwanda, California to be used as driving horses to promote the wine.  Most of the horse in the United States descend from these 12 stallions.

In 1980 upon Julio’s death, the herd and ranches were divided between Maria Luisa, his second wife, and Maria Angelica, his only daughter. In 1995 Julio’s daughter Angela moved to South Carolina with her herd of Falabellas. In April 2006 she sold her entire herd to Laurie Stevens of Toyland Falabellas Miniature Horses including Angela’s special picks that were only 26” to 30” tall and whose bloodlines go back to the original herd in Argentina.

According to the FMHA, “There are less than 2000 Falabellas registered in the FMHA since its incorporation in 1973. Only small herds are known to exist in the USA and most other countries, and their number is estimated to be only several thousand in the entire world. There is a strong demand and limited supply due to the small number in existence. There are distinct differences between Falabellas compared to American Miniature Horses. The rarity and purebred Falabella ancestry of every Falabella is what primarily sets it apart from all other Miniature Horses.”