The Costa Rican Paso

Global Horse Culture Archive on March 1, 2008, 17:12

The Paso Costarricense, or Costa Rican Paso, is derived from the Criollo stock improved with additions of Andalusian and Peruvian Paso blood. Some horses show more of one influence or the other in their conformation and gait. Many show the flicking of the leg - called termino - that is characteristic of the Peruvian Paso. A thick arched neck and naturally high-stepping action are typical. A variety of solid colors, including dun, as shown here, are common. Sabino markings are quite common. Tobiano is growing in popularity. The Costa Rican Paso is more of a show, pleasure and parade horse than