Paso Finos:Gaits:
Paso Fino (literal translation is fine step. Even timed four bead, collected, slow to medium speed)
Fino Fino (very fine step. Show gait, even timed four beat, very slow forward movement, in high collection, high frequency)
Paso Corto (short step, even timed four beat, longer than the Paso Fino)
Paso Largo (long step, even timed four beat, ground covering, fast)
Trocha (trotty four beat, equal to foxtrot walk and canter trot also.
Note that some of the Columbian lines are "trote y galope" horses, ie:
no ambling gaits. Horses are shown either trote y galope, trocha or fino.

Links for Paso Finos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paso_Fino
http://www.pfha.org/the-breed/breed-standard
http://www.gaitedhorses.net/BreedArticles/PFBreedStandard.html
http://www.yeawedo.com/pasofinohistory.htm

There are two main areas where they are bred, and two (more or less) distinct types:
Puerto Rican and Columbian
In Oz, we have mainly PR lines.  Jorge de Moya, who imported them for the first time in 2000, brought horses of PR descent.
Only a couple of the mares had a little Columbian blood, and one of the imported geldings is mainly Columbian.
Narrawin Stud's new stallion "Reverende de United" is from all Columbian lines.

More info about the differences here:
http://puertoricanpasofino.org/history.html


 

UAHA is working on an On-line horse show and will start with a few classes to get going.  All classes will include part-bred and pure-bred and depending on numbers, will be separated.  If we do not get enough numbers, they will be shown together.  

Forms will be made for each class, and a list will be set up for people to put their name on the class they are interested in. 

Classes will be as follows:

1:  For kids under 14, and can be ridden, led or just for fun.

2:  Fun photos all ages.

3:  Ridden all ages.

4:  Led all ages.

 

Please put your name on list of interested and which class/s you are interested in on United Australian Horses of Americas News Spot.