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    07-17-2011, 12:39 PM
Gaited paso fino jumping??

Hi, I have a gaited paso fino mare, as in I ride her at the paso gait...
I like to goof around with her and since paso fino riding is all about how it sounds and perfecting their gait! I was wondering If I could try jumping her, like tiny jumps while I'm goofing around bareback... Everybody at the barn is so serious about their gait being perfect and I think it is boring to just focus on one thing.... Can I just be serious with the saddle and in the ring and goof off as in going over little jumps or poles at the paso gait bareback?? Or will it ruin the gait?? Is it even possible to jump over something at the paso gait?? I need your help to all the fun paso fino riders out there!
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    07-17-2011, 01:06 PM
I had one when I was your age. We did everything. He was fine jumping small things but if you got up to 2' it got difficult for him cause they are single footed and he did not like tucking up his knees. I never had his gait get worse from playing around on him. I even think it made him better cause it gave him variety and keep him from getting bored. You can still do these things with a saddle. The ideal is that when you ask your horse to preform he dose until you ask him for something else. It has nothing to do with tack. If I ask my horse to walk he should walk at the same speed until I ask him to change whether it is in western tack or english or bare back.
    07-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Ok thank you!! And you did this while performing paso? Thank you thank you thank you!!! :)
    07-17-2011, 01:30 PM
Look at my YouTube Channel for 'equiniphile.' My friend and I jumped my 24-yr old Paso Fino up to 2'9" last year, with no negative results.
    07-17-2011, 01:40 PM
Ok thank you! Is that a gaited paso fino?
    07-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Sweety, all paso fino are gaited. It is the way they move just like a walking horse. They were starting to have vitality shows yrs ago I do not know if they grew or not but look in to that.

Equiphile That is awesome how did you get him to want to lift instead of throwing one foot over at a time. Maybe my boy was just not that athletic.
    07-17-2011, 01:50 PM
Oh sorry then! I meant at a corto or a largo... Do you possibly know if that's possible?
    07-17-2011, 01:53 PM
Sober, interesting question: Is he gaited? I'm going to say sometimes, because he gaits when I ask him to, but otherwise does a very comfortable pace that's won us ribbons in the gaited pleasure class.

No idea how I got him to lift his feet over altogether; when I started jumping him I had absolutely no experience in an English saddle. Sooo many things wrong with this picture, like no ground line, bareback pad with stirrups is a big no-no, horrible position, chicken wings, no release....

Another one I found....horrible, horrible, horrible position. Literally my first time in an English saddle.

    07-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Well I am not sure cause when you are doing that you are collected up and asking them to go realy slow and move thier legs fast and faster. I always just pushed him out and let him move free. I don't think the Pasos have a name for that as a gait but that is what I did.
    07-17-2011, 02:03 PM
Ok thank you

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