The Paso Fino has several different body types from quite small and refined to very large and powerful. The action of the two strains is somewhat different. The Puerto Rican Paso Fino is prized for its fine or delicate step while the Colombian Paso Fino tends to have more of a rapid, piston-like action.
This is a lively horse that has a natural drive and willingness, known colloquially as "brio", and generally a nice disposition. Paso Finos come in a variety of colors, sizes and body types but the even four beat gait and brio are present in all good representatives of the breed.
\This horse can easily carry a large rider comfortably for an extended period of time. An 800 lb Paso can easily carry a rider who is over 6’ tall and weighing 250 lbs over the worst trails, up and down hills, without a problem. The trick is in how they move and how they are built.