About Cuban Paso Horses
Cuban Paso (or Cubano de Paso) horses originated from
Spanish horses brought to the new world by conquistadors. They are best known
for their elegant and comfortable pace. They are a strong but elegant horse
used for transportation in Cuba.
Their head is proportional to their body with a straight
profile which at times can be slightly convex or concave. Their forehead is
wide, their ears are medium sized and mobile. They have a strong neck and high,
oblique muscular croup and a straight and strong back. Their tendons and joints
are well defined. Their legs are strong and structured. Their average height
lies between 1.45 and 1.50 m. Their most frequent color is brown although every
color is found.
Their temperament is docile and active. They are mostly used
for transportation since they can cover large distances in a short time with
its really easygoing pace. Most are bred in the ranch La Loma in the Cuban
province, Granma. They are in need of new blood and are therefore refined with
Spanish horses or Continental Criollos and other Pasos, brought from the US,
since they present similar characteristics.