The Forgotten Falabellas 

This is about the first Falabellas imported into the UK. 

People always talk about Lady Fisher and her Falabellas but they were by no means the first to import these little horses.  Until recently this story had been lost, but  when a friend 'Sian Herron' spent a considerable amount of time researching pedigrees and trying to find out where many 'missing' Falabellas originated from,  this story, which had been totally forgotten, emerged.

This story was written by Sharon Packer of Merrylegs Falabella stud in France based on the information discovered and these pictures are come from the private archives of Mrs Marler who was still very much alive when this was written. This is the original version  

This document has been produced in thanks to Mrs Marler and her gift to the Falabella Breeders in the UK. The forgotten ones were Perky, Lucy, Mrs Skew, Blackbird and Miss Pie

 We start with the story of their arrival.. and then the births ...

 Here is a chart showing the first offspring from these wonderful British imports.

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Next you can read the story of the import of these little horses told by Shirley Marler, the owner. In The Horseman's Year publication of 1968, but first here is a picture of Blackbird, Perky and Mrs Skew taken in the spring of 1965.

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Blackbird

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