Sombra is a well trained, fun to
ride Columbian Paso Fino mare with rich buckskin color and no white
markings. She is performance gaited and very responsive to
clear but soft hand, seat and leg cues. (Performance Paso
Finos have showier movements, quicker feet and higher energy
levels than pleasure gaited horses.) We have taught her the
Seven Parelli Games.
For the past 4 years, she has been ridden primarily by our 17-year-old niece
and myself, a 61-year-old male. This summer, our 12-year-old nephew
from Los Angeles partnered with Sombra for horsemanship and riding lessons
and was delighted to ride her on his very first trail rides.
Sombra thrives with calm, confident riders possessing intermediate riding
She can be a bit shy around new people, but if you
take the time to become acquainted, she'll walk up to you in the
pasture to say hello. She is exceptionally tidy and requires
less grooming than most horses.
Sombra has good conformation, weighs approximately 800 pounds, and at
13.1+ hands (barefoot), she is easy to get on and off of for us mature folks who
are not as agile as we were in our youth. We ride her barefoot in the
outdoor and indoor arenas. On rocky trails we use hoofboots on her
front feet. She is well socialized with other horses, spending
most of her non-riding time in a mixed herd of mares and geldings.
Her herd friends include Gabby, Escondalo, Rosa and Diosa.