Originally Posted by pasolover
A smart owner will wait until the horse has fully finished growing. I breed peruvians but the paso finos are pretty much the same when it comes to their developpement. The longer your boarders wait....the longer they will have a sound horse. It's just all a matter of patience, if they wanted to ride the horse sooner than later then they should rethink their choice and buy an older fully grown mount. Heck in the peruvian world the horses are 5-6 yrs old and mentally matured as well as physically and in the long run these horses are ridden well into their LATE 20's AND still healthy Paso Fino Horse Directory - When to Start Training - Growth Plates
Thank you for the reply! Yes, they said they will take her when she is about 4, but I don't know if they mean they will start training her with lunging etc or what. I don't think they plan to plop a saddle on her right away, but I will ask.
Is training a paso much different than training any horse? I mean...I am sure working on gaits and stuff is different...but starting basic training...is it pretty much the same?
I have never cared for pasos, I must be honest. This filly is the sweetest thing ever. I aodre her and hope she will come back here after training.
Why do you prefer peruvians? I need to google, I don't even know the difference between the two!