About the Farm
About Paso Finos
Horses for Sale
Why a Paso Fino?
Because Paso Finos are:
Their special four beat gait is so smooth you can ride with a full
glass of champagne in your hand without spilling a single drop.
Therefore they are great for people with back, hip or knee problems,
who cannot ride trotting horses. And for everybody else they are
great fun, too!
When properly trained a Paso Fino can go in his four beat gait for
hours and hours, therefore they are good endurance horses and for
all people without sport ambitions they are just great for long
hacks and leisure rides.
Coming from a very rocky environment this small Columbian horse with
his short steps can go up and down the steepest mountains.
Whatever you may ask of a Paso Fino, he will do it! Long distances,
dressage, jumping (up to ca 2 foot), western riding, carriage
driving, hacking in the countryside, showing in the ring…
Photos thanks to Vreni Hamann and Victor la Roca,
have a look at their website at:
To ride with ease
Other than with many horses you will not need much physical strength
to ride your Paso Fino as they are very willing to please, reactive
and responding to our aids. When properly trained you will mainly
ride a Paso Fino with a slight shifting of your weight in the
Bonding with humans
Paso Finos are the dogs among the horses. They need their human
being and will suffer without him. For someone who only wants to
ride a horse like a bike a Paso Fino will therefore be the wrong
horse, for somebody who wants a friend for life: This is your horse.
They look fragile, but they are more hardy than many other horses.
They are most happy living outside (with open shelters) all the year
and normally don’t need rugs. Their hooves are small and hard, so
within the right environment you might need no shoeing for them.
Whether in the hot sun of Florida, the rough climate of the
Columbian mountains, the wet British isles or the snowy winter of
Canada and Switzerland, they will live, wherever you tell them to
Whether being a show horse, a working horse or a pet, they will be
whatever you tell them to be.
Thanks to Tracy Porter for her generosity of allowing
us to use her photo. Have a look at her and her gorgeous Paso Fino
Stallion "Casadero Sin Par" at:
And here all explanation comes to an end. This word, often
translated as fire or spirit cannot be explained properly – it has
to be experienced. So come, have a look and a try one of the most
exciting horses in the world. But careful: Paso Finos are addictive!