Gaby is a friendly
Columbian Paso Fino gelding who is often the first horse
to meet us at the gate. He has a
white star, a small amount of white marbling along his spine and no white on his
Like his famous grandsire Capuchino
(#1 sire eleven years in a row and Top 10 Sire for 21 consecutive
years), Gaby is a chestnut that is larger than average for this
breed, at approximately 1000 pounds and just under 15 hands high. Three of
Gaby's great-grandsires are also Top 10 Sires: Resorte
Cuarto (3 times), Belmonte (5 times), Plebeyo (13 times).
is pleasure gaited. (Pleasure Paso Finos have a more relaxed way of
moving compared to their performance gaited kin.)
Depending on what the rider asks for, he will walk, corto,
trot, largo or canter, making him a five-gaited horse.
In the indoor or outdoor arenas, he is usually the first
horse we put confident beginning riders on. The summer
of 2013, Gaby was our 9-year-old nephew's partner for
horsemanship and riding lessons.
Outside of arenas and on trails, he is best suited for calm
intermediate level riders who use clear but respectful hand,
seat and leg cues. We ride him barefoot in arenas and
on the trails. His long walking stride can cover a lot
of ground out on the trails.
Well-socialized with other
horses, Gaby spends most of his non-riding time in a mixed
herd of mares and geldings. His herd friends include Escondalo, Sombra. Rosa and Diosa. We have taught him the
Seven Parelli Games.