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Paso Fino Tesoro Ranch in Dade City, FL offers Sales, Training and Breeding of Trote y Galope, Trocha (Diagonal Pasos) as well as Paso Fino Horses. Champion show horses as well as trail horses. Come explore these unique horses that are quickly gaining popularity in the USA!
A Diagonal Paso Horse is usually a term used to refer to a Trote y Galope, Trocha Pura or Trocha y Galope horse. Diagonal Paso horses can be ridden collected or with extension. This quality makes the breed very versatile. In native Colombia the breed is sought after as prized show horses and ranch horses. In the USA they are used for Show (classes offered at Paso Fino Horse Association shows), Western, English, Jumping, Trail obstacle, Dressage and general recreational riding and trail riding.
Diagonal Paso horses come in a variety of colors except in Pinto. They range from 14 to 15 hands tall.
What is a TROTE Y GALOPE horse?
The Colombian Trote y Galope Breed is fairly new to the United States. The breed developed originally as a cross between Lusitano and Paso Fino Horses. The Lusitano contributes to the height, power, and diagonal gait while the Paso Fino influence is in the horses brio (spirit), quickness, sensitivity to aids and smoothness of movement.
The “trote” is a two beat, much exaggerated diagonal gait, but without suspension. The trot is powerful yet comfortable and there is no need to post. The horses look as if they are marching.
The “galope” or canter is a movement of forward diagonal propulsion in three beats: the first stage begins with the striking of one hind leg; the second stage is taken by the opposite hind leg and the foreleg diagonal to it; then the third stage is completed when the last foreleg hits the ground. The beat makes a 1-2-3, 1-2-3 sound.
Typically their manes are “roached.” It was originally done for practical purposes, as many are working horses in Colombia. It is not a requirement for show, but it is done in order to accentuate their characteristically thick, regal necks.
What is a TROCHA PURA horse?
Highly prized in it’s native country of Colombia the Trocha horse performs one gait during competition. A smooth 4 beat uneven diagional Paso Gait. The “trocha” is the typical way of movement, considered a gait, for some horses which is measured in a rhythmical and harmonious tempo but in four uneven beats, identified by the sound produced by the four beats when the sequence of the cycle is performed. Its sound follows a 1-1-1-1 rhythm.
The Trocha horse is shown fully collected with rapid, fluid, powerful footfall. The horse must be energetic, well balanced and symmetrical while performing the Trocha gait during the entire class. The Trocha horse usually possess a long full mane and not roached.
What is a TROCHA Y GALOPE horse?
This breed is similar to the Trocha Pura yet also must perform the galope gait with a very elegant, smooth, collected frame and controlled forward movement. Typically, their manes are roached.
Bloodlines offered such as:
Hermano Sol de Villa Milena, Onix, Manzur, Consul de Gran Dinastia, Tentador de Gran Chaparral, Bucefalo de Vuelta Grande, Favorito de Palo Santo, Cupido de La Ahlambra, Rey del Destello and many more. ...Read full description