Nestled in Martin County, between Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida, Seminole Wind Farms is a sophisticated horse farm. Our owners and team provide the love and care that every horse deserves. We ensure a relaxed and stress free environment for all of our clients, by providing the finest in attention, care and nutrition.
Seminole Wind Farms is centralized and has top notch veterinary care, easily accessible, allowing us to be a full service facility. Our commitment extends from boarding to training and we pride ourselves with truly forming a bond and relationship with our clients and especially their horses.
Our dedication to you and your horse needs makes Seminole Wind Farms a premium facility.
6400 SW Gator Trail . Palm City, FL . 34990
TELEPHONE: 772-463-7276 772-4ME-PASO
Katja Sipple began riding in Germany at an early age. Growing up, she continued to ride and eventually pursued a Master's Degree in Massage Therapy. Her interests in health and horses were eventually combined.
When the opportunity arose to manage a farm, work with the brood mare herd, and the Stallions she was ecstatic! Katja truly loves working with the horses and is known to spoil the mares.
Tim Sipple has trained and shown Paso Fino's for over 20 years. Tim's education in Paso Fino's started at Startown Stables where he was educated by Alvaro Iriarte.
Tim learned basic horsemanship, along with training and showing Paso Fino's of all age groups. Since then he has worked all over the US and Europe. Tim has won several titles at the National Championships in Classic Fino Performance, Pleasure and Bellas Forma's. He also enjoys working with the Amateur Owners divisions.
The Paso Fino Breed
The Paso Fino is born with a gait unique to the breed and his attitude seems to transmit to the observer that this horse knows his gait is a very special gift that must be executed with style and pride! The gait, being totally natural, does not exhibit the catapulting or exaggerated leg action of man made gaits: rather the movements are smooth, rhythmic, purposeful, straight, balanced in flexion and synchronous front to rear, resulting in unequalled comfort and smoothness for the rider.
The Paso Fino is a horse for all seasons, a horse for all climates, and a horse for diverse purposes. From the Florida Keys to the Pacific Northwest, and from southern California to New England, Eastern Canada, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Europe, the Paso Fino demonstrated its remarkable versatility not just in the show ring, but on competitive trail and endurance rides, in dressage work, rodeo, gymkana, and back at the ranch working cattle. And he does it all with a gait that provides unparalleled comfort for the rider. The energy-efficient Paso Fino, with its unexcelled versatility, and unique comfort for the rider, opens a New World for horse lovers.
The Paso Fino is a naturally stylish horse. A good Paso Fino has a refined head, a long, proudly-carried neck, and overall good saddle conformation. Mane, tail and forelock are kept as long, full and luxurious as nature can provide. Although not as large as some breeds, he can carry a large rider comfortably for an extended period of time. His legs and feet are exceptionally tough and many Paso Fino's need no shoeing. There is no predominant color as all equine colors may be found. Paso Fino's are a flashy, all-around, intelligent mount with the bonus of continuous comfort for the rider. While the Paso Fino's great spirit is evident under saddle, his disposition allows even beginners to ride with ease.
The gait is a lateral four beat footfall, providing a constant cadence. The rider should experience no up and down movement of his head and shoulders, and no jolting or bumping from side to side. The gait is natural. It is not uncommon for a newborn foal to be gaiting shortly after birth. The gait may be refined through natural training methods, and no artificial training equipment is allowed. The gait is an evenly-spaced four-beat lateral gait. Each foot contacts the ground independently in a regular sequence at precise intervals creating a rapid, unbroken rhythm The sequence of the footfall is right rear, right fore, left rear, left fore. The cadence of 1, 2, 3, 4 beat is rhythmic with equal time intervals between hoof beats. There is very little up and down movement in either the croup or the shoulders of the horse. The motion of the horse is absorbed in its back and loins giving the rider unequaled comfort.