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    02-14-2010, 07:12 PM
It is a ridiculous gait, I'm with you on the shaking your head thing. It isn't exactly pleasing to the eye.

There are TONS of "dressage" moves that one could find useful on the trail. And jumping is hardly a "waste" of anything, and it isn't that hard on the joints if you condition your horse properly. They jump in the wild. It's perfectly natural. Why not ride it?
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    02-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Green Broke
Macabre- You are right there are three gaits associated with the breed. I used to ride a classic Fino (by Capuchino) when I was younger. The gait is so smooth. They are trained to turn when the rider turns their head.

You would think they would get tired doing that but they can go on and on and on. Like the energizer bunny (lol). It's pretty amazing and smooth actually. I loved it.
    02-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Green Broke

Please, kindly, point out exactly where I said it was "evil". Honestly, it was an opinion. Nobody called it evil, or cruel, or abusive or any other number of things people seem to assume the minute someone comments on something.

And on that note, horses WILL passage and jump in the pasture. As far as what I'm reading, this breed would never do this alone in the pasture. I'm equating this to a western pleasure jog/lope - nobody is saying it's abusive, we're saying we don't think it looks attractive. HUGE difference people.
    02-14-2010, 08:46 PM
Green Broke
They do gait in the pasture. I've never seen one do the Fino gait but I've seen them gait pretty quickly turned out. They show them with two people walking behind holding lunge lines. I forget what it is called but it looks like this:

I wanted to include a picture of the stallion that I rode.

I love listening to that gait.

Watch these babies play : )
They are gaiting. So cute.
    02-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Green Broke
They will do the corto and the largo naturally in the pasture, but I highly doubt we would ever see one doing the classic fino in the pasture. The lunge line horse is essentially doing the classic fino, but his steps are a little too big to be considered the true show gait I think - or at least, being able to contend in the showring.

It's the same as how western pleasure horses are naturally slow, but you will never see them jogging and loping AS slow in the pasture as in the ring. Same as the Paso Fino - the gaits are normal, but you won't see them doing a fino in the pasture as it's a man-made alteration of their ability to do the corto and largo.
    02-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Green Broke
That doesn't really count as being in the pasture though, the horse is being led! When I think pasture, I think out there by themselves doing their own thing. Do they do that by themselves?
    02-14-2010, 08:55 PM
Awww it looks like his little legs have been set on fast forward.
    02-14-2010, 08:58 PM
Green Broke
Like I said I've never seen a horse do the classic Fino gait in pasture. I've seen the Largos do the Largo gait in pasture so I'm not sure if the Finos do do it in pasture. That would be interesting to know though. I have seen western pleasure horses trot and lope slow in the pasture though.
    02-14-2010, 09:36 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe    
Like I said I've never seen a horse do the classic Fino gait in pasture. I've seen the Largos do the Largo gait in pasture so I'm not sure if the Finos do do it in pasture. That would be interesting to know though. I have seen western pleasure horses trot and lope slow in the pasture though.
So have I, but find me a video where they trot AS slow as in the ring. I've seen plenty of free roaming WP horses moving slow and easy, but none of them come even close to the tiny mincing steps of a show horse. Same as a Paso.
    02-14-2010, 10:41 PM
Green Broke
Lol I just realized I don't understand the argument. The horses aren't harshly forced to do that gait (at least the one I rode wasn't) and neither are the western pleasure horses (at least the ones that I have been around). It may not be natural but a lot of stuff we do on horses isn't. I think it's a lovely gait and there are more people in those stands than I've seen on a lot of other videos for shows for other breeds. So it must have it fans.

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