Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Western Washington State
Just from watching the video I would say this horse is not a Peruvian. This is probably a Paso Fino. I noticed that the original Craigslist ad says "Peruvian Paso Fino". Lots of people make that mistake and assume the two breeds are the same. They are very, very different.
This horse doesn't gait like a Peruvian at all. His steps, especially in the front, are short and quick. He has no extension in the front nor does he display any overreach in the rear. He also has no termino. A Peruvian has a much longer stride than a Paso Fino with far less hock action. This horse also has a fairly high tailset which you usually don't see on a Peruvian, but you will see it on a Paso Fino.
To correct an earlier poster who said an upright shoulder is necessary for a gaited horse to gait ; that's not true. In fact, a long, well angled shoulder is necessary for good front leg extension. You want that on a Peruvian.