Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
• Horses: 0
I used to have a Paso Fino, a rescued old boy sired by "El Pastor". He was pretty barn sour, but was a ton of fun to ride.
What kind of bit are you using? Amigo rode better with a bosal or a hackamore. When I stopped him, I would pull/release/pull/release and told him "whoa" just once. I also did set back in the saddle too. He would stop with out many problems, as long as we weren't facing the barn. To easy him up, I would see-saw the reins and tell him "easy".
Have you thought of calling the people you bought him from to ask about how to properly manuever him? That might help. Paso's are great horses, and a lot of fun to ride. I miss ole man Amigo... he's since passed away of old age.