Paso Fino

noun
Pa·​so Fi·​no | \ ˈpä(ˌ)sōˈfē(ˌ)nō \
plural Paso Finos

Definition of Paso Fino

: any of a breed of horses developed in South America and the Caribbean by crossbreeding Andalusian, Barb, and Jennet horses of Spanish stock that are characterized by a smooth lateral 4-beat gait in which the front and hind feet of the same side lift off the ground simultaneously with the hind foot hitting the ground just before the front foot

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History and Etymology for Paso Fino

American Spanish, short for caballo de paso fino, literally, fine-gaited horse

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“Paso Fino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paso%20Fino. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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