🐎 The Paso Fino Horse Breed

Breed Description

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. Withy 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 intelligent, affectionate, and built for fun and hard work.

Average Height

13.2 to 15.2 hands


All equine colors.

Members of this breed often excel in the following disciplines:

  • Gaited Events
  • Pleasure / Show
  • Trail

Breed History

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 “no-bounce” ride it became known as Los Caballos de Paso Fino, “the horse with the fine step”.