HorsesTrote Y GalopeFor SaleAvailable
Imported, spirited Trote y Galope Mare offered for sale in Tampa Florida.
Although Highly prized in it’s native country of Colombia, the Trote y Galope Breed is fairly new to the United States. They are able to be registered and compete by the Paso Fino Horse Association.
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 natural diagonal gait, but without suspension. The trot is powerful yet comfortable and there is no need to post. The horses appear 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.
Trote y Galope horses are found in all colors except pinto. They range in size from 14 to 15 hands. 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.
Most of the Trote y Galope horses in the USA are seen in the show rings. However, more breeders and owners are enjoying and promoting the versatility of the breed and are training them to do Western and English dressage, jumping, trail obstacles, cattle and ranch work, as well as recreational riding....Read full description