Today's Paso Fino reflects its Spanish heritage through its proud
carriage, elegance, and natural four-beat gait. When most people first
see a Paso Fino, they are impressed by its noble appearance. With its
beautifully flowing, luxurious mane and tall, full forelock and
athletic balance, it gives an immediate impression of power and grace.
The Paso Fino are not only beautiful, they are affectionate, intelligent
built for both fun and hard work.
The Paso Fino was brought to the America's by Christopher Columbus on
his second voyage. It is a mixture of Andalusian, Barb and the now
extinct Spanish Jennet. Used as the foundation stock for remount
stations of the Conquistador, as they carried their riders for days
over mountains, open ranges, and dense jungles. Over time, because of
of its smooth ride it became known as Los Caballos de Paso
Fino, "the horse with the fine step".