Take a Historical Horseback Riding Vacation with Hawaii Paso Finos
Historical Horseback Riding Vacations
With 10 Paso Finos on their ranch, the Vitorinos specialize in historical horseback riding vacations on Hawaii’s North Kohala Coast.
*Nervous Nellie Ride – one hour horseback ride for the novice rider
* Historical Ranch Ride – one and a half to two and a half hour private horseback ride, combined with Big Island history. This horseback riding vacation takes place on the working ranch, situated oceanfront on a former sugar cane plantation.
*King’s Ride – three hour horseback ride through one of Kohala’s best preserved upcountry open spaces. Formerly situated on a missionary estate, this horseback riding trek winds through miles of rain forest trails.
Three Speeds for your Paso Fino Horseback Riding Vacation
Here is a brief overview of the three speeds to a Paso Fino horseback riding vacation. The “Classic Fino” is a highly collected gait with a tightly space and quick footfall, each hoof moving in an even, four beat succession.
Next follows the “Paso Corto” – a gait performed at moderate extension on a horseback ride. Most Paso Finos are able to travel at the Paso Corto for hours without tiring.
The “Paso Largo” gait has a longer, extended stride and is performed at a faster speed during horseback riding.
What are your favorite things to do on a horseback riding vacation to Hawaii’s Big Island?
If You Go:
Hawaii Paso Finos (808) 884-5625
P.O. Box 1107 Kapaau, Hawaii 96755
I was a guest of Hawaii Paso Finos. Photos courtesy of Winston Welborn of Hawaii Life.
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