I am looking into buying my first horse (yah)...he's a 4-year-old Paso Fino cross. He's a rescue so they aren't really sure about his history. They haven't seen any Paso gaits yet (would they have shown up by now?) but he is smooth as butter. So who knows how much Paso is even in him.
I was talking to a horse acquantaince the other day and she said that if I even planned on jumping him (small hunter/jumper type stuff) then I should steer away from him because Pasos tend to be "hyper," I'm guessing she is referring to their brio...
I should say that I do not plan to start showing in any jumping classes.
I'm not concerned so much about him being "hyper" but is there something with the Paso Fino's conformation that could cause lameness if lightly jumped?