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    08-15-2012, 07:42 AM
  #21
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He sure is pretty
     
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    10-02-2012, 01:39 PM
  #22
Foal
maybe paso mix

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Originally Posted by allmotorchick    
Ok Before I start if you have any rude comments please spend your time doing something else more constructive.

This is our first day with him and I am so curious to figure out what he is. Regardless of what he is we felt a wonderful connection with him and are looking forward to a lifetime of happiness with him.

We know intermediate information about paso finos and wanted to know what breed you think our new horse is? I know the easiest way to tell a paso is their gait but we haven't seen him gait. I also know most pasos are born with the gait however not all pasos gait. He DOES have an incredibly smooth walk, fast walk, slow trot, and canter that is very easy to ride. We have rode pasos before and he sure doesn't gait nor ride like a paso but he also hasn't been trained to ride like one either.

We purchased him from an area where there are mostly all paso fino breeders. He was being boarded at the barn for a year and his owner never came back for him. The barn kept him for a year then, gelded him, got him western training and shots etc. A few months later we came along and just feel in love with his personality. They only fed him grass and hay, no grain. In my opinion he needs to add a little weight but I know they are very easy keepers.

He is 6 years old. Very small, 14 hands roughly. His old halter (Blue) looks like they left it on. I am against doing that but out new red one is also too large and it was for a small horse. We are looking for a cob halter for him.

The barn owners kids rode him with a saddle that was too large and bit that was so big it cut his mouth. He threw his head back constantly when we test rode him at the barn and I knew it wasn't his fault for being bad. We just tried a new bit and saddle and he is a charm to ride.

We think he looks like a paso who needs to gain a little weight. He certainly acts like one.

He is hot! Can't sit still wants to go go go all the time.
Doesn't like to walk slow.
Has a beautiful long mane. He carries his tail high.
Looks just like my husbands old pasos.
Feels gaited but does not move feet like a paso.


I will give him a few days to settle in and get a video up if you think that would help. Just let me know.
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Thanks again for your help and holding back an negative comments. We love this little guy already.
he does look Paso to me too. There are paso's that do not gait, or have a rough gait. I had one of those. Larry White a well known paso fino trainer tells you to do with your paso to get the best gait is to teach your horse to collect themself . Because a horse that is not collected cannot gait, some horses get over excited and do not move out from the back end. They tend to reach their front feet forward, instead of collecting them selves up and moving out from the rear end. So if you want your paso to be the smoothest it can be. Do collection exercises,. The one I had that did not have a good gait did get better, but was never a very smooth ride.
     
    10-02-2012, 01:55 PM
  #23
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Smile puddles

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Originally Posted by Deej    
My mare DOES like puddles and will want to go thru them stopping long enough to paw and make the person behind me all wet!! Its great fun! :)
I have 13 horses , 6 paso's, 1 qh, 1morgan, 2 friesian sport horses, 1 arab, 1 tb, & one Morab. And have given away or sold many more threw the years. I've trained all my horses & some of my friends,
Most horses don't like puddles on their own, It's something that can be taught. Horses tend to use your unsureness to their advantage. If you let their refusal , let them get away with it one time it will reinforce their opinion that they should not go threw puddles. Every horse I've ever trained didn't want to go threw the water at first. So I know the first few rides I am going to have to take the time and the patience on the puddles. It always pays off. Even then if you do not expect them to walk threw puddles they will jump them or refuse.or just avoid them. Its all just part of the training process.
     
    10-02-2012, 02:21 PM
  #24
Foal
Smile

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Originally Posted by horsefriend    
I have 13 horses , 6 paso's, 1 qh, 1morgan, 2 friesian sport horses, 1 arab, 1 tb, & one Morab. And have given away or sold many more threw the years. I've trained all my horses & some of my friends,
Most horses don't like puddles on their own, It's something that can be taught. Horses tend to use your unsureness to their advantage. If you let their refusal , let them get away with it one time it will reinforce their opinion that they should not go threw puddles. Every horse I've ever trained didn't want to go threw the water at first. So I know the first few rides I am going to have to take the time and the patience on the puddles. It always pays off. Even then if you do not expect them to walk threw puddles they will jump them or refuse.or just avoid them. Its all just part of the training process.
you better watch out. When a horse starts pawing at the water they are wanting to lay down,. Haha some are quick to do it. Some not so...
     

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