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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Origin and Etymology of paso fino
American Spanish, short for caballo de paso fino, literally, fine-gaited horse
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