Originally Posted by churumbeque
The show ring will not ruin her. You are over thinking this. When they train these horses it is regular riding and all kinds they just don't go around and around in a ring. You didn't say if it is a Peruvain or a Fino but I have been to many Peruvian stables and they get lots of trail exp.
It is a paso, not peruvian. I know the gaits are natural...but I assumed they take time to "perfect" the gaits if they are training them for show. I just see some pasos that look like they are a ball of pent up frustration. This horse is so sweet, I hope she is not affected by training that she will eventually never use. It is not up to me, though. Sooo, I just have to wait and see what happens with her.