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The new little Paso is home

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  • The new little Paso is home

    He's a little thin from 3 1/2 days on a trailer but does not seem the least bit stressed. He has a GREAT personality - goofy, loveable, and seems to be a real ham. He's settling in really well.

    The very first thing he did was plant his forehead in my chest and start scrubbing. A little later in the evening, he stuck his foot in his water bucket, flipped it over, then rolled in the mud pie. The seller said he LOVES water and swims in the water tanks. Lovely.

    He is very small but a little weight and proper muscling will be a big improvement. He's a little homely just standing there but when he gets moving, he sure is fancy. He should make a real cute little trail horse.



  • #2
    Cute!! Is he a Peruvian? Looks very much like a Peruvian I used to know.


    • Original Poster

      He's Paso Fino. This is him: http://www.pasofinodata.com/Details.aspx?HorseID=54795


      • #4
        He is cute though. He just reminded me of a Peruvian I knew a while ago . But he is cute and have fun with your horse-it is real fun gaiting along!


        • #5
          A2, how big is he?


          • Original Poster

            14 h. Didn't put a weight tape on him yet.


            • #7
              Give the El Pastor and double Brillante Negro I wouldn't be surprised if he's got a good largo in him.

              I've heard El Pastor horses are total sweethearts.



              • #8
                He's a cute little guy. Is he the color you wanted?
                "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                the best day in ten years,
                you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks Leather for the information, I don't know a thing about Pasos He is sure a honey! He seems to just love getting his head scratched and hugged. The seller said that she has not seen him largo but he was in a smaller sized acreage that was very rocky, so I wonder if he didn't have the right footing to give it a try? He's very quick, that's for sure. The mares were getting him hyper and his legs were going like pistons.

                  mp - Well, the color is similar but much lighter than Libbey. He is definitely the sooty buckskin but more faded and brown colored. She was more black. I hope that the diet I feed will darken his color a bit. The higher omega 3 content seems to darken coats up a little bit.

                  If I read the paperwork right, he started out in Florida, went to New York, then Masachussettes, now to Wisconsin. I'd like to find out more about his history.
                  Last edited by Auventera Two; May. 27, 2010, 09:04 AM. Reason: clarification


                  • #10
                    He's a little thin from 3 1/2 days on a trailer ....

                    He is very small but a little weight and proper muscling will be a big improvement. ...

                    Seriously? You think he is thin?


                    • #11
                      Lots of good Paso info here:



                      • #12
                        He's very cute.

                        I don't think he is thin - he's fine-boned (which I think is typical for Paso Fino's) and I wouldn't want to see him gain too much weight. It's always better to keep a horse on the light side, I think. Once you are working with him and he has a chance to build up some muscle tone, he will look much better, as I am sure you know.

                        Have fun!
                        "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton


                        • #13
                          He's cute. Just my size...

                          What are you going to call him?
                          MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"

                          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Auventera Two View Post

                            mp - Well, the color is similar but much lighter than Libbey. He is definitely the sooty buckskin but more faded and brown colored. She was more black. I hope that the diet I feed will improve his color a bit.
                            Not like you could ask for a color swatch, huh?

                            If he's a good horse, he's a good color. Have fun with him.
                            "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                            the best day in ten years,
                            you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hitchinmygetalong View Post
                              He's very cute.

                              I don't think he is thin - he's fine-boned

                              I think his weight looks pretty good; he just needs muscle.

                              That really is a pretty color. Have fun with him.


                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by Leather View Post
                                Lots of good Paso info here:

                                Very cool, thank you!!


                                • #17
                                  I'm pretty sure the barn swallows have bigger chests than he does.
                                  The joke is that some Pasos are so narrow they have both front legs coming out of one socket.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Hey, I believe it! His chest is probably about 3 hairs wide. I'll have to practice riding a clothes line before I get on him so I have the balancing right! LOL


                                    • #19
                                      Pleassse tell me you're going to buy him all that fabulous Paso tack.. oh that stuff makes me drool, and wonder just HOW silly my tank QH would look in Paso regalia..
                                      Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!


                                      • #20
                                        I wouldn't say he's "little" if he's 14 hands. That's where he should be.

                                        Neither would I judge him to be thin. He's not got much substance but that's to do with his lack of bone not any significant lack of cover.