Ok, this is UNREAL. I knew about Paso Finos, I knew about their gaits, but in all my life, apparantly I just never had a reason to look them up on YouTube! I stumbled across this completely by chance, and the three of us are laughing our HEADS off. I'm sorry, but this has easily got to be the FUNNIEST gait I have ever seen a horse do. I can't believe how smooth they look for those tiny little mincing steps!
Oh my, this reminds me when I trailered over to another riding facility. There I was working on dressage and this lady comes in on her Paso Fino. I had never seen one before and I had DEFINITELY never seen that gait before! I thought he had a nerve dysfunction! but I looked it up and found out I was very wrong. It isn't my cup of tea, but it is quite unique.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
That's what we were wondering Solon! It looks like an absolutely exhausting gait, I wonder if it causes them to get tired quickly or if they're just used to it?
Don't get me wrong, I find it absolutely fascinating, it just struck us as almost hysterical to see a horse move like that! We're so used to seeing extended trots or high stepping Saddlebreds, I just never in my life imagined a horse could move that way!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.