Facts about Paso Fino Horse, "Scientific name for Paso Fino Horse is Equus caballus". The Paso Fino is a horse breed that resulted from interbreeding the Barb, Spanish Jennet, and Andalusian breeds. These mixes lead to the smooth gaited, intelligent, lively, and beautiful "Paso Fino Horse".
In the USA there are two main groups popularly known as the Paso Fino Horse. One is commonly referred to as Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino Horse that originated from Puerto Rico. And the other one is known as the Colobian Criollo Horse or Colombian Paso Fino Horse which developed from Colombia. The two originate from a similar Spanish ancestry, but developed to their independent character in their new home.
Male Paso Fino Horse are called a stallion. Female Paso Fino Horse are called a mare. Young male Paso Fino Horse are called a colt. Young female Paso Fino Horse are called a filly. Small horses are called Ponies.
A Paso Fino Horse is a mammals. Paso Fino Horse are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). Paso Fino Horse is a Spanish word which means "fine step". They were developed to be used in the plantation mainly because of endurance. They are also liked because for their comfortable ride, Paso Fino Horse shares its heritage with American Mustangs, and Peruvian Paso Horse.
The size of the Paso Fino Horse is between 13 to 15 hands (52 to 60 inches) and 13 to 14 hands (52 to 56 inches)is more of the average for this horse. The average weight is 700 to 1000 pounds (317 to 453 kg). Paso Fino Horse has quite a number of different body types, from a small and refined to a large and powerful body. Generally, Paso Fino Horse has an attractive medium-sized body. Paso Fino Horses Have a small head with widely-spaced eyes. The shoulders slope downwards and the area in between the shoulder blade is clean and varies in length. While Paso Fino Horse legs are strong, sleek, with small hooves. Most Paso Fino Horse have Unusually huge manes and tails.
A horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a horse with almost 360 degree vision at times. The action of the two strains of the Paso Fino Horse breed is kind of different. Puerto Rican Paso Fino is preferred for its fine yet delicate step, the Colombian Paso Fino Horse has more of rapid and piston-like action.
The Paso Fino Horse is kind and gentle, making it very easy to handle. It has a docile temperament which makes it an excellent horse for shows, and saddle riding too. Paso Fino Horse is loyal and fond of its master.
Paso Fino Horse delights its rider with its natural gait which is exceptionally smooth; the gait is divided to 3 paces: paso largo its fastest pace, classico fino – slow forward movement, and paso corto – the most graceful of all the paces its more like a trot.
Paso Fino Horses are quite versatile and they can be used in various disciplines. The Paso Fino Horse can compete in Western classes including barrels, trail, reining, cow penning, and versatility. The Paso Fino Horse can also be used in endurance competition, driving and gymkhana.
The Paso Fino Horse Characteristic gait is naturally inborn and will require little to no training at all. Paso Fino Horses humble character makes it a unique yet versatile horse breed to own. A male horses has more teeth than a female horses. An adult male horses usually have 40 teeth and a females usually has 36 teeth. A horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter. A horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of. Horses brain take up less space in their head than their teeth do. Horses do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose. A horse doesn't have a gall bladder. A horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. Horses ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing. The Paso Fino Horse is a amazing animal, a Paso Fino Horse can sleeping by standing up in normal position or lying down. The average lifespan of a Paso Fino Horse is around 25 years, but they can live long.