One of the most beautiful things that I really like is the moment when a foal was born. I would say it is the second most adorable thing after the birth of a child. Having a little thing and at the same time, a stunning and innocent creature in front of you is a moment that hardly can be forgotten. I remember the first time when I saw a mare giving birth and the moment that the foal was brought to life is one of the most amazing things that I have seen in my life and I am pretty sure a lot of you who have seen it as well would a agree with me at this point.
The next interesting thing is when the baby foal tries to take the first steps in life. Some of them struggle to walk at the beginning but then get confident late, some can do it since the beginning. I am usually very impatient for that moment. While all foal is adorable (as most baby animals are), the gait of the Paso Fino breed often makes these horses stand out. If you’ve never seen one of these horses in action, then feast your eyes on this little one below and you’ll quickly understand why this breed is so special.
This brown baby went viral for showing off her quick steps while following her mama. (This baby is just as cute as the mare who learned to jump while paying close attention to her mom.) It’s hard to believe how fast her little legs move. But don’t think this has anything to do with training. Paso Fino horses are bred this way, hence why the Spanish breed’s name translates to “fine step.”
Still, some can have a more desirable gait than others. “These are not trained movements, but are natural to the horse from the moment of its birth,” Oklahoma State University’s Department of Animal Science explains in a report. “As with a child, an upbringing that includes good food, affection tempered with discipline, and lots of exercises will assure that the horse best fulfils its potential. Artificial training aids are not necessary to bring about this genetically inherent gait.” I can’t still get over the fact how sassy ad confident this baby filly is.