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“The Bribon Party� Este es un gran Caballo que visito en dias recientes la Ciudad de Miami por 24 horas en su camino al Mundial de Puerto Rico procedente de Colombia, es uno de los mejores Pisteros del mundo y de reconocida comprobacion como reproductor, solo aqui en Florida en 24 horas sirvio 8 yeguas y en Puerto Rico lo esperan una gran cantidad de Criaderos deseosos de tener en un futuro cercano un Caballo de talla Mundial, exito a Don Poncho y a su Senora por darnos la oportunidad de disfrutar a este historico ejemplar...............

Horses for sales 01) Dontiverio (Marcapasos x La Exotica) 4/5/2011) 02) Gadafhi (Dulce Sueno x La Revancha de Las Toscas) (3/20/2011) 03) La Carmela ( La Ambrosia X Tormento de La Virginia) (5/13/2011) 04) Triturador (Bribon de San Isidro La Serpentina (6/19/2011)


05) La Venganza (Tartaro de Besilu X La Revancha de Las Toscas) 1/26/2010) 06) Pistolero de la J (Sucesor de La Sierra X Serpentina de United (6/2005) 07) El Bendecido (Bribon de San Isidro X La Bendicion de United) (8/18/2010) 08) La Gitana (Bribon de San Isidro X Musa de la Fortuna) (5/21/2005) 09) La Melodia (Bribon de San Isidro X Lila de Bien Ve) (4/17/2009) 10) ALAMBIQUE (Bribon de San Isidro X Porcelana ( 5/29/2009)

Thanks for the happy and friendly reception you had for Paso Fino Journal upon its relaunching after nearly 12 long years. Thank you very much. At Paso Fino Journal we’re trying, in the short-term, to publish on a monthly basis, but for now we will do it TRIMESTRAL. In this regard, our first issue of May(May/June/July 2011 ,Spectrum) we were honored to feature the extraordinary mare La Revancha de las Toscas. This is our issue for August(August/September & Octuber), where we have the impressive specimen of Sublime de Doña Lola. For our next issue, the November (November & December 2011), which will be available in time for the Puerto Rico World Champion of Paso Fino, we will have the outstanding mare Esperanza de HH, owned by Mr. Jorge Lucas Valdivieso, an authentic representative of our dear Puerto Rico. As I have mentioned to my horsemen friends, we are focused on the judging, the opinions of veterinarians, fashion, financing, some relevant news items, and a great deal of family information which we we will be putting out as we we continue to grow our family work group, since we hope that our magazine will be of interest to the family of horsemen. We hope you like it.

Publisher Valerio Rosales Editor Soraya Rosales Art Director Luis Rico Writers Eduardo Martinez Carlos Lemoine Douglas Novick, DVM Juan Carlos Ortiz Jessica Rosales Directors Valerio Rosales Karel Guerra Jesus A. Berrio (Don Poncho) Noe Berardinelli Ismael Rodriguez Photography Soraya Rosales Cheri Prill Legal Dr. Angel M. Garcia-Oliver, P.A. The views and opinions expressed in this publication throughout the editorial and advertisements are not necessarily those the management of PASO FINO JOURNAL (DBA), all right reserved. No portion of this publication may be duplicated or reprinted without written permission form the publisher, Printed in the USA.

Although I understand that you can have different views, I will never allow this magazine to become a magazine of controversy, gossip or bad and harmful comments. For example, and just to mention some of these points, consider the issues regarding the cloning of horses, the way embryos might impact on breeding and the handling of it, how this could further affect an emerging industry, as is the Paso Fino Colombiano. I’ve always maintained as a guiding principle to copy and better those things that are good. For example I would never follow the example of Fidel Castro in Cuba, but I do emulate the democratic advances of this our great country of The United States of America. I reference this to draw a parallel between the above and the race horses known as Thoroughbreds and the Paso Fino. Everyone knows that in that majestic world of horse racing and its various forms, not only is cloning prohibited, but the offering of mares has to be live and direct, forgetting even the possibility of creating embryos. And as you know, that is the most prized breed, the one with the widest projection and the best future in the equine world. Having said this, I personally do not see as acceptable the possibility of creating clones of Paso Fino horses, and not only because it goes against the evolution of the breed itself. Let me mention one example. What sense would it make to clone Cafeto del Juncal, the horse that most represents my family. Far from it and on the contrary, for me El Gran Cafeto, in his time lasted and did it at his level, but today he would be nothing in terms of track performance., since in terms of the breeding of the great studs, it is the offspring that make the case and it is up to them to do it well. We all want the Champion, but the dynamics and the nature of the breed is increasing at an incredible rate. I would dare to say that of the horses of the years 1997 to 2001, the only horses to stand out on the tracks would be Capitan de la Vitrina, Simbolo de Besilu and Clasico de Plebeyo, perhaps. Gentlemen, this does not mean it’s not good to breed with them, I mean the results on the tracks, which is what sets the pace for breeding. I think we should rather think which breed or line of horses we should cross with the Paso Fino to achieve more and better stamina in its hands and feet, since as it is an animal of such taxing execution, we would do better to consider that element from the point of view of genentics, and thus have a healthier horse. Changes could perfectly follow this path. Why distort the memory of the Great Terremoto de Manizales, of Bochica de Profeta, or of any great past champion, by bringing their clones unto the tracks? With absolute cetainty, they would not equal or better their creators. Thus I open the doors to these issues and expect to receive, in the same tone as this article was written, your comments to post for the good of the horsemen. See you at the next issue. Valerio Rosales Editor

August / September & Octuber 2011 Edition No. 2 Today, in 2011, a year of the worldwide event, for all of us who consider ourselves horsemen, our world is reduced to predictions and deciding after the World Cup to which horse we bring our mare or our mares. How interesting Puerto Rico becomes! And if I say Puerto Rico, it is because that is where the Paso Fino World Cup 2011 will take place. Just imagining it fills me with emotion, and more so upon seeing an extraordinary colt at Spectrum 2011, the one and only Caballo Sublime, which belongs to our friend Alvin Perez. Gentlemen, this one must be taken into account not only in its class but also in the Male Championship. Mark my words. It goes without saying how important this horse will be in the future as a stud and chief breeder. There are other good horses, but very few of this size. Pick up the shattered glass, and whoever wants some, come and get it! Of this Great Sublime, I noticed that I could see the evolution of the Colombian Paso Fino, here in the United States. It brought to mind the extraordinary Terremoto, who in his beginnings was the most toured of all along with the phenomenal Capuchino del 8, leaving aside the quickness of horses such as Simbolo de Besilu, and the very good Vitral. When talking about improvement and advancement, we noted Alvin’s professionalism and trajectory. Those of us who knew him almost 20 years ago know of his consistency and objectivity. So, the whole environment of the horse bodes well for our sport, the Colombian Paso Fino Horse. We at Paso Fino Journal are confident that with specimens like this one, and with their respective owners, it is how competitions will be improved, and above all how the Breed can be also. Let’s get those offspring, and in a matter of months you’ll be glad. I will.

Choosing a [By Douglas Novick, DVM]


ll horse people are overjoyed when they successfully breed their mare. The sight of a foal running and playing in the field is second to none. Getting to that picture requires knowledge and planning. In the thoroughbred industry the number of foals registered is only about 55% of the number of mares bred. That means that 45% of the mares bred either, did not get pregnant, got pregnant but lost their foals earlier in term, got pregnant but aborted late in the term, lost the foal during foaling, or lost the foal early in its young life. The choice of how to breed your mare is natural cover or artificial insemination using shipped semen or frozen semen. If you are going to use live cover, you are, most likely, shipping your mare to the stallion’s ranch. Between heat cycles you are going to have your mare at the stallion’s ranch or back at your ranch. We know that the mare really only starts to cycle regularly in the April-May time frame. Therefore, it makes sense that unless you absolutely need to have a foal born as close to January 1 as possible (i.e., for racing purposes), you should wait until this time to breed your mare. Because breeding farms charge mare care on a daily basis, you want to minimize the number of days she stays at the stallion’s farm. To do this you can control her cycle. If you give Regumate, a progesterone like drug, orally to a mare for 15 days, then stop using it, the mare will come into heat and ovulate in about 7 to 9 days. This means you will want to bring the mare to the

Breeding Method breeding farm 4 days after withdrawing the Regumate so they can tease the mare and perform a number of rectal exams to feel the developing follicle. A second method involves using prostaglandin injections. By giving 2 prostaglandin injections 15 days apart, you can predict that the mare will ovulate on average 8 days after the second injection. Knowing this you can minimize the mare care. After that, you can ultrasound your mare at day 17 or later to determine pregnancy. If she is not pregnant you will re-breed her. Waiting to see if she comes back into heat again is not a reliable indicator. Over 20% of pregnant mares show heat on the cycle following breeding even though they are pregnant. If you decide to breed by artificial insemination you will need to decide whether or not to use shipped or frozen semen. My experience is that shipped semen is more reliable than frozen semen. You will need to consult with your own veterinarian about his or her view on the matter. What I can tell you unequivocally is that critical to getting mares pregnant is detecting heat. Critical to detecting heat is to have a stallion, any stallion around to tease the mare. In my practice I have had several clients over the years ask me to breed their mare with shipped semen. I have been quite successful when a stallion is there to tease the mare. On the other hand, without a stallion, I have rarely had a mare get pregnant. Briefly this is how using breeding with shipped semen works. You select a stallion. You arrange a contract and let the stallion owner know in general when you plan to breed your mare.

When your mare starts her heat you call the stallion owner and ask them to collect and ship the semen the next day. You call you veterinarian and arrange for the vet to start palpating your mare. The semen is shipped on day two and four of her heat period. You breed your mare on day three and five. In one study using three stallions and 50 mares there was a 91% pregnancy rate using shipped semen when the mares were bred during a maximum of 3 heat cycles. There was no difference in pregnancy rates when mares were bred at 24 hours vs. 12 hours post collection. This means using overnight shipping services is sufficient. The invention of shipping containers that gradually cool semen during their transport has allowed the development of shipped semen as a method of breeding horses. The Equitainer (TM) has been the standard in the past. It is essentially a specialized thermos the size of a five-gallon bucket. The semen is packed in the middle. It is then sent by overnight delivery to the mare’s home. New is the development of disposable shipping containers. They serve the same purpose as the Equintainer but do not have to be shipped back to the breeder each time they are used. This eliminates much of the legwork of shipping Equitainers back and forth. It also eliminates the large deposits stallion owners must charge mare owners for the Equitainers. The last bit of advice I can give you, as you prepare to breed your mare, is think very seriously about investing in some kind of stocks for your mare. Stocks are a single horse-width

wide enclosure, many times made out of pipe. The mare walks into the stocks. A gate is closed behind her. The gate stops about two-thirds the way up her hind legs exposing her tail area. This allows your vet to do a rectal exam and to inseminate your mare without many of the hassles that accompany trying to perform these procedures in a stall or arena. The simplest ones I have seen are made by Port-astall and cost as little as $125.00. As a veterinary student a professor taught me the equation “Stocks = Good”. I have become a true believer. Dr. Douglas Novick is an equine veterinarian practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. His practice is limited to the treatment of horses with special interests in equine lameness, equine dentistry and reproduction. He is also the first veterinarian in Northern California to implant horses with ID Microchips with optional freeze brands as a method of preventing horse theft. See more at (C) 2004 Douglas Novick, DVM- This article is copyrighted. It is licensed for personal use only. Any re-use, duplication, re-transmission via electronic or other means without the expressed written permission of the author, Douglas Novick, is strictly forbidden.

whom he shared his idea of creating a school for the teaching of horsemanship applied to Paso Fino Horses. Since then, joining forces with the help of colleagues and friends, Escudero Paso Fino Riding School began its life as a school. Back in those years, children in the age of 5 years were allowed to compete. It was as exciting as it is now to see families integrated through the horse. Today it remains part of the mission of EPFRS: to promote the union of families’ through the horse.

ESCUDERO PASO FINO RIDING SCHOOL By: Soraya Rosales “ The only school to learn how to handle, ride and train a Paso Horse� It all started as dream accompanied by a great passion and love for the Paso Fino Horses. Jaime Escudero knew that his dream was to build a school and a center to promote and teach how to properly handle, train and tame Paso Fino Horse. With his great skills as a horse trainer and showhorse exhibitor, Jaime achieved success throughout his career. In 1995 he married Maria Alejandra Acero with

Around the year 1998 Escudero Paso Fino Riding School promoted a change of rules; the minimum age to participate in competitions was changed to 7 years and the Sub Junior Category was split into a two separate age groups. Escudero Paso Fino has sponsored and participated in countless competitions and events promoting active involvement of its students, amateur owners and all enthusiastic friends in competitions at all levels, as a complement and integral part in the preparation of any equestrian sportsmen/woman. Escudero students have been world champions in equestrian competitions representing the United States and Colombia. They have participated actively in world championships as competitors and coaches. Fans and owners of Paso horses have entered this world of Paso Fino horses at the hands of Jaime Escudero throughout his lifetime devoted to the Paso Horse. The school has prepared equestrian men and woman that have lasted in the sport and in the industry; horsemen/woman with knowledge and skills that have allowed them to enjoy a sport that is for a lifetime as well as the experience of all the benefits that this activity brings into the spirit and the body.

Horseback riding is an art and a science; it not only requires certain skills, which in some people comes in the form of a gift and in others requires a learning process to and develop their skills through practice, a good teacher and constancy that will make everyone a champion. As a science, knowledge of the horse is a must and the task of getting to know everything about my horse is an endless one. 20 years of existence in Miami, Florida, teaching children, youngsters and adults how to properly handle, ride and tame a Paso Horse. The school also offers boarding, training, sales and breeding. If you have a son or daughter of more than 3 years, or you are an adult who wants to learn to ride horses and know about the Paso Fino breed, please contact Jaime or Alejandra: 18690 SW 100 Street, Miami, FL 33196 305-972-7650 ~ 786-218-7016

payment systems for workers, vendors and associates. Later, in a private ceremony Smartcard later presented Osmany Rodriguez and HACIENDA LA LOMA Home of “Ache de Hacienda La Loma” a plaque for outstanding new breeder and owner, who is creating a prepaid MasterCard featuring a picture of the ranches outstanding horse “Ache de Hacienda La Loma”.

SMARTCARD PREPAID CARD AT THE SPECTRUM INTERNATIONAL PASO FINO HORSE SHOW Tropical Park, Miami At the end of May 2011, I attended my first Paso Fino Horse event. The reason for my visit as the President of Smartcard Marketing Systems (marketer of the VelocityMoney Prepaid MasterCard) was to recognize the owners of two outstanding ranches that breed Paso Fino horses. These ranch owners are working with Smartcard to create a unique payment option for employees, vendors and participants in the Paso Fino Horse Association supply chain. So, my visit was primarily for business purposes. What I wasn’t ready for was the beauty of the horses, the skill of the competitors and the friendly enthusiasm of the owners and breeders. Over a delicious dinner eaten at ringside with the competition ongoing, I learned the fascinating history of the Paso Fino breed. I learned that The Paso Fino horse’s journey to the Americas began more than 500 years ago with the importation of Andalusians, Spanish Barbs from North Africa, and other smooth gaited Spanish horses to the “New World” by Spanish Conquistadors. “Los Caballos de Paso Fino” – the horses with the fine walk – served as the foundation stock for the mounts of the Conquistadors.   After many years of breeding, the Paso Fino flourished initially in Puerto Rico and Colombia, and later, in many other Latin American countries (primarily Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, and Venezuela). After dinner in the show ring, I presented a Plaque of Recognition to the owner of HACIENDA SANTA ANA Home of “Bribon de San Isidro” for outstanding leadership and Innovation in advancing Best Practices for both the horses and the individuals working within the Paso Fino Horse Association. The ownership of this ranch has shown extraordinary foresight in promoting more attractive, convenient and secure


Smartcard is working with the Paso Fino Horse Association to create an affinity prepaid card for all members of the Association, allowing ranch owners and managers to create a MasterCard with their own logo or card design to distribute to their employees and affiliates to make payments to them. This can be a very important benefit for ranch employees.


Studies show that approximately 75% of the people in the world cannot obtain a debit card or a checking account. A recent study by PriceWaterhouse Coopers found that over 40% of the U.S. workforce has no bank account. An additional 12% with bank accounts are denied a debit card. These people are forced to use only cash which has serious security and convenience drawbacks. The prepaid debit card offers migrants and other unbanked people the ability to participate in everyday financial activities that they are currently shut out of. The prepaid debit card also allows the unbanked to send money to other countries more safely and cheaper than other alternatives. The card can also be used for Internet purchases, telephone purchases, car rentals and hotel reservations that cannot be done with cash. Some people also feel a sense of status by having a payment card in their name. Prepaid Card benefits include: • Inexpensive money remittances • Safety in not carrying large amounts of cash • Secure Internet purchases • Telephone purchases • Car rentals and hotel reservations • Signature and PIN purchases in person • Status of having a branded (VISA/MasterCard), personalized payment card I express my thanks to the people of the Florida Paso Fino Horse Association for the fine event they hosted in Miami, the Paso Fino Journal who invited me to the show and the executives, ranch owners and members of the Paso Fino Horse Association. Smartcard looks forward to working with the Association to create a valuable service for its many members.

Most people would rather not know what goes into those corn dogs they consume at the carnival. But for the 12 million Americans with food allergies, awareness of ingredients allows them to safely eat their way through summer events. State fairs, music festivals and even family picnics are ripe with dangers for those with food allergies. Questions about ingredients, preparation and the

threat of cross-contamination can leave a savvy allergy-avoider uncertain. The stakes are high. A single bite of the wrong food can be enough to trigger a life-threatening reaction in many allergic people. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) estimates that up to 150 people die each year from anaphylaxis caused by food allergy.

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If you suffer from food allergies, or any severe allergy, always carry self-injectable epinephrine with you. Make sure someone you are with knows how to administer the medicine in case you are unable. Call 911 immediately if you experience symptoms of anaphylaxis, which could include difficulty breathing, light-headedness or swelling in the throat.

In an effort to eliminate trans-fat from deep fryers, many vendors have switched to peanut oil or soybean oil. Some people with allergies to soy or peanut protein are also unable to tolerate these oils. Check with your allergist/immunologist to learn if you are at risk. At the fair, inquire about ingredients, but also about how foods are prepared.

At picnics, parties and potlucks, make family members aware of your special dietary needs in advance so they can prepare safe food options. If you are still concerned, bring your own food to erase any risk.

Tips To Avoid A Serious Allergic Reaction: 1. Avoid the food: The best way to treat a food allergy is to avoid the specific foods that trigger the allergy. 2. Ask about ingredients: To avoid eating a “hidden” food allergen away from home, food-allergic individuals must always inquire about ingredients when eating at restaurants or others’ homes and make the seriousness of their allergy known. 3. Read food labels: It is important for food-allergic people to carefully read food labels. The United States and many other countries have adopted food labeling rules that ensure food allergens are listed in common languages. 4. Be prepared for emergencies: Anaphylactic reactions caused by food allergies can be potentially life-threatening. Those who have experienced an anaphylactic reaction to a food must strictly avoid that food. Contact an allergist/immunologist for information on diagnosing food allergies or questions about treatment. An allergist/immunologist is the best qualified medical professional to manage the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma.

Source: AAAAI June 2008 FCAAC: 002

Purebred Paso Fino Horses vs. Enabled Finos (Trochadores –Mestizos) By Jaime Escudero This article is intended for breeders, owners, judges, managers and trainers of horses, buyers and sellers. The race of Paso Finos is characterized by their conformation, good temperament and particularly their movement, which is lateral, in other words leg and hand is on the same side, marked by a rhythm whose sound is an isochronous ta-ta-caca, which makes it the world’s smoothest horse riding. We have taken pains to purify the race requiring three generations and the DNA for it to become a more pure race. But it is not yet so, because we still have many horses and mares trochadores mestizos who are winning on the tracks, which is where breeders look to in order to breed. When the mestizo trocha is enabled by his rider, it goes to the side but does not set the ta-ca-ta-ca pace clearly; these horses receiving aid for movement by the rider go on to a forced air marking a distorted rhythm, and its sound is not defined as in the ta-ca-ta-ca pace. It gives a fast cadence and therefore it is heard as a stronger knock on the resonance table. When the aid for movement is taken away from these or they are ridden by someone with less skill, they show their natural diagonal air which is the trocha. Speaking of breeds, and in this case paso finos, it is understood that the colts move laterally, walking behind their mothers, when they wear the halter or on a round and are mounted marking the rhythm ta-ca-ta-ca in their sound. The concept has changed when it comes to what is a paso fino horse, which differs from other breeds in their smoothness and ride comfort, their temperament, elegance and majesty, their firm and delicate tread always marking the rhythm of ta-ca- ta-ca. One can see on the tracks that the judges (not all) prefer the mixed trocha horses, which are those that do not have the natural air of the paso fino. These are those that manage a forced lateral when enabled by skilled riders and who manage a fast cadence by cutting in order to impress. The pure paso fino horse that goes laterally at all times cannot have such a quick cadence nor can his stepping be as strong as that of the mestizo trocha. If as defined, the paso fino is forced into such speed in its cadence, it goes into an andoneo or ambling or trancado (lockout), as some call it. I would say that in the paso fino horse there are 3 cadences: 1. Slow 2. Intermediate 3. Quick. The slow cadence is that of the trot. The intermediate cadence belongs to the Paso Fino and the fast cadence is of the pure trocha and the mestizo trocha. I suggest to students of the Paso Fino breed and to the judges that they watch the videos of those individuals who say they are paso fino and who are winners (trachadores mestizos); run the video and pause it and they will realize that when the image is frozen, the picture clearly shows the diagonal movement,

repeatedly. Do the same example with a horse or mare of the natural paso fino and they will notice that freezing the image on several occasions, the lateral movement will be obvious in 99% of their andares. We are doing much damage to the breed of the paso fino horse, giving preference to tochadores mestizos. Let’s do an inventory of horses and mares in the U.S. and see if there are 30 specimens that meet the demand that is required to have horses meet, give speed, mark the hard step and withstand the demands of their rider. Do you think there would be 30? Judges with the concept that “we judge what we see on the tracks”, giving the top spot and championships to horses and mares of the trochadores mestizos variety, ahead of the real natural Paso Fino horses, are doing much damage to the Paso Fino horse breed. I will not mention names of horses and mares we all know and that have been at the top of their fame and with whom many mares have been paired with the hope of getting better offspring than their parents; very few have been able to stand out. I would say that the mestizo horse has 50% of the DNA and the skilled rider the other 50%; but it is clear that it is the breed that is transmitted and not the skills of the rider. In Colombia, they wanted to give it speed with the trot and achieved a rhythmic horse, slow in his stride, which is what the real trot horse should do, and they carried this form to the trocha step. Fortunately, they realized their mistake and returned to the real trotter of a slow cadence. With the trocha that we know, which was that of El Arco, of Electron de los Naranjos, of Electra, and of Tupacamaru among others, they were changing them for the polished trocha that is confused with the Paso Fino by those that do not really know, causing harm to the real trocha. Fortunately, in Colombia there are many who study horses and they realized the damage they were causing to the traditional breed of pure Colombian trocha and they returned to score the traditional trocha. The PFHA was founded in the U.S. many years ago to promote the breeding of Paso Fino horses, which was plausible, but due to the lack of knowledgeable officers to regulate and to guide the breed, we are backsliding, allowing the horses of trocha mestiza to win in competition and these become the preferred ones by breeders for their mares. The real natural Paso Fino horses are not taken into account by the judges. It is shameful that in the 21st century, in 2011, we still see horses excused by judges because they are trocando, but they’re quite a few that manage this due to the skills of the rider; they fool the judges. It these that are placed at the top, above natural horses of the Paso Fino. I put on alert the real breeders of horses of the natural Paso Fino to start a movement in defense of the breed and for us to unite to protect the Paso Fino horse.

El Caballo de Paso Fino vs. Trochadores –Mestizos By Jaime Escudero Este articulo va dirigido a los criadores, propietarios, jueces, directivos y entrenadores de caballos, compradores y vendedores. La raza de caballos de paso fino es caracterizada por su conformacion, buen temperamento y en especial su movimiento de traslacion, que es por laterales es decir pata y mano del mismo lado, marcando un ritmo isocronico cuyo sonido es ta-ca-ta-ca, senalandolo como el caballo mas suave del mundo para cabalgar. Nos hemos esmerado en purificar la raza exigiendo tres generaciones y el ADN para que muestra raza sea mas pura. Pero no es asi, pues tenemos todavia muchos caballos y yeguas trochadores mestizos que son los que ganan en las pistas, y en esto es donde se fijan los criadores para castar. El trochador mestizo al se habilitado por su montador, pasa a un lateral que no marca el ritmo claro de ta-ca-ta-ca, estos caballos al recibir las ayudas de impulcion por su montador pasan a un aire forzado marcando un ritmo distorcionado, y su sonido no es definido en el ta-ca-ta-ca. Da una cadencia rapida y por lo tanto se le escucha un golpe mas fuerte en la table de resonancia. Cuando a estos caballos se le retiran las ayudas de avance, o son montados por una persona menos habilidosa muestran su aire natural diagonal que es la trocha. Al hablar de raza y en este caso paso fino se entiende que los potros deben ser laterales en su movimiento andando detras de su madre, cuando se llevan de cabestro o al torno y montados marcando un ritmo en su sonido ta-ca-ta-ca. Se cambio el concepto de los que es un caballo de paso fino, que se diferencia de las demas razas por su suavidad, y comodidad para montarlo, su temperamento, elegancia y senorio, pisada firme y delicada marcando siempre el ritmo de ta-ca-ta-ca. Se esta viendo en las pistas que los jueces ( no todos), prefieren los caballos trochadores mestizos, que son los que no tienen el aire natural del paso fino. Son aquellos que marcan un lateral forzado al ser habilitados por montadores habilidosos, que le sacan cadencia rapida y se dejan recortar para impresionar. El caballo fino puro que va en todo momento por lateral no puede tener cadencia tan rapida, ni su pisada tan fuerte como el trochador mestizo. Si al fino definido se le exige mucha rapidez en la cadencia pasa al andoneo o ambladura o trancado como lo llaman algunos. Yo diria que en el caballo de paso hay tres 3 cadencias: 1. lenta 2. Intermedia. 3. Rapida. La cadencia lenta es la del trote. La cadencia intermedia es la del fino y la cadencia rapida es el de la trocha pura y trocha mestiza. Yo le sugiero a los estudiosos de la raza del paso

fino y jueces que observen los videos de aquellos ejemplares que se dicen que son de paso fino y ganadores ( trachadores mestizos) y corran el video y lo pongan en pausa y se daran cuenta que al congelar la imagen muestran claramente el movimiento diagonal en repetidas ocasiones. Hagan el mismo ejemplo con un caballo o yegua de paso fino natural y notaran que al ponerlo en pausa en varias ocasiones se les ve en la imagen congelada del movimiento por laterales en un 99% de sus andares. Estamos haciendo mucho dano al la raza de caballo de paso fino, dando preferencia a los tochadores mestizos. Hagamos un inventario de caballos y yeguas en los EEUU y analicemos si hay 30 ejemplares que cumplan con la exigencia que se requiere para tener caballo que se reunan, den rapidez, marquen pisada dura y soporten las exigencias de su montador, Creen que los Habran? Los jueces con el concepto de que juzgamos lo que vemos en las pistas, dandoles los primeros puestos y campeonatos a caballos y yeguas trochadores mestizos por delante de los verdaderos caballos de paso fino natural, estan haciendo mucho dano a la raza de caballo paso fino. No quiero mencionar nombre de caballos y yeguas que todos conocemos y han estado en el tope de la fama y a los cuales se le han puesto muchas yeguas con la esperanza de sacar crias mejores que sus padres y han sido pocos los que se han podido destacarse, yo diria, que el caballo mestizo tiene el 50% ADN y el otro 50% lo pone el montador habilidoso, pero que quede claro que se transmite es la raza que tiene el caballo no las habilidades que tiene el montador. En Colombia con el trote quisieron darle rapidez y sacaron el caballo cadencioso, lento en su pisada que es lo que debe hacer el verdadero caballo de trote y estaban llevando esta modalidad al paso trocha. Afortunadamente se dieron cuenta del error y volvieron al verdadero troton de cadencia lenta. Con la trocha que conocemos que era la del El Arco, Electron de los Naranjos, Electra, Tupacamaru entre otros, lo estaban cambiando por el trochador pulido que se confunde con el paso fino para aquellos que no son muy conocedores, haciendo dano a la verdadera trocha. Afortunadamente en Colombia hay muchos estudiosos del caballo y se dieron cuenta el dano que estaban causando a la raza tradicional de la trocha pura Colombiana y volvieron a calificar la trocha tradicional. En los EEUU se fundo la PFHA hace muchos anos para el fomento de la cria del caballo de paso fino, lo que era plausible, pero la falta de directivos conocedores que reglamenten y que orienten la raza, estamos retrocediendo permitiendo que los caballos de trocha mestiza sean los que ganan en la competencies y estos sean los prefridos por los criadores para echarles sus yeguas. El verdadero caballo de paso fino natural no lo tienen en cuenta los senores jueces. Es vergonzos que en el siglo 21, ano 2011 todavia veamo caballos escusados por los jueces por que estan trocando, pero son muchos que por la habilidad de su montador enganan a los jueces y a estos se les coloca en el tope por encima de caballos naturales de paso fino. Pongo en alerta a los verdades criadores de caballos de paso fino natural para iniciar un movimiento en defensa de la raza y que nos unamos para proteger los caballos de paso fino.

By Jessica Rosales

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