We are offering trained Paso
Fino saddle horses for purchase because of the recent arrival of
ten untrained rare pure Puerto Rican Paso Finos whose former owner
could no longer care for them. We want to focus on training
these new arrivals.
The horses offered have each
been valued members of our farm for three to six years. It is
important to us that these horses go to homes where they will be
valued and well cared for.
Our horses live in groups,
which helps keep them mentally and socially healthy. They are
in individual stalls for only a short time for their daily
vitamins/mineral supplements. They are barefoot. Depending on
the time of year and their individual needs, hooves are trimmed
every three to six weeks, using the wild mustang hoof as the model.
Why Do We Have Paso Finos?
There are many wonderful
breeds of horses--so why do we chose the Paso Fino? Just a few
of the traits that have endeared them to us:
The Smooth Ride -- We have had
people ranging in age from young children to 70-year-olds
express delight in how comfortable the ride is on these Paso Finos. And for those of us with painful back and/or joint
issues, it is a wonderful gift these horses provide us in being
able to go horseback riding without aggravating our
Friendly Demeanor -- Each horse
is an individual, but most Paso Finos we have spent time with
have seemed to enjoy human companionship and have been
friendlier than average.
Hardiness and Longevity -- Paso
Finos are known for their ability to adapt well to a wide range
of climates--from bitter cold to humid tropical heat--and for
their long, useful lives. One veterinarian commented to us
that "Pasos are the size that horses were designed to be and tend to
hold up well over time".
Moderate Size -- The dimensions
of most Paso Finos makes them easier to groom, saddle, mount and dismount than
taller horses. Their moderate width also means that the
rider's hips and knees are not spread so far apart. Plus,
feed consumption is typically less.
Versatility -- Paso Finos are
successfully engaged in a remarkable range of activities.
Recreationally, they excel at trail riding, trekking, parades,
hunting and horse soccer. Many Pasos are naturally "cowy",
and can be found herding, sorting, team penning, and cutting cattle. In
competitions, they are used in endurance, competitive trail,
obstacle trail, barrel racing, pole bending, cowboy mounted
shooting, freestyle competition, field trials, cowboy dressage,
Western Pleasure, English Pleasure and of course, Paso Fino and
open gaited horse
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