The mission of the Canadian Paso Fino Horse Society is to promote the Paso Fino to horse riders, equine enthusiasts, and horse breeders Ontario and Canada-wide. We hope to improve recognition of the Paso Fino horse’s incredible versatility, both in the show and competition ring and on the trail.
Through our breed registry, training, and education programs, we also strive to maintain the integrity and unique attributes of the Paso Fino horse, so that future generations may continue to enjoy the “smoothest riding horse” in the world.
History of the CPFHS
Hacienda Santa Maria Farm
Frequently Asked Questions
A breed registry (also known as a studbook or herd book) is an official list of horses within a certain breed (with known parentage). Breed registries help to track and improve horse breeds by standardizing breed criteria and encouraging informed breeding practices.
Equine societies and associations provide a great opportunity for horse owners to share their pride and enthusiasm for their favourite breed. Registering your horse and becoming a member of a society or association is also a great way to learn more about horses, find exciting equine events in your area, and share your knowledge with others.
The Paso Fino horse has many excellent attributes, including gentleness, stamina, spirit, and willingness. However, this horse breed is most famous for its incredibly smooth four-beat lateral gait, which lacks the “bounce” of a trot while still covering ground efficiently. The Paso Fino’s gait is natural; i.e., Paso Fino horses are born with their signature “fine step” and are not trained to move a certain way. Nonetheless, skilled training brings out the best in these horses by refining their control and enhancing their responsiveness.
The comfortable gait of the Paso Fino makes it an ideal pleasure and trail riding horse, while the breed’s stamina and agility make it well-suited to barrel racing, driving, and other Western disciplines. The Paso Fino is also a popular show and dressage horse thanks to its natural beauty, responsiveness, and fine step.