Paso's are gaited horses for people that ride with WTC horses, they can gait slow by taking short choppy steps. SOme people like this. It is smooth but does seem like alot of work. My TN walker has a hard time riding with WTC horses. The pace just doesnt match and it turns into a battle, His slow gait is faster than a walk slower than a trot, his Run walk is faster than a trot, and can actually be faster than alot of arabs slow lope. My guy does his gaits on a loose rein, If he is really tired he'll drop into a bone jaring trot, I can collect him into a slow gait or heal him into a run/walk. I was riding with a very knowledgable Paso rider that matched up with mine well, She could ride beside me and tell me what my horse was doing, helped alot.
In his run walk, I can lean forward and get into a really smooth canter, or sit back and get into a highstepping gait, Racking I guess.
I noticed I can cover more ground faster alternating between the two, the actual speed is near identical, but I think it is working different muscles so less over all fatigue. Or I could be screwed in the head and my horse is just getting in better shape,