Jesus in Colorado!


Trainer Jesus Rameriz

Surrounded by hundreds of miles of hilled trails and gentle rolling pastureland, RANCHO TOLEDANO PASO FINO FARM provides the perfect training ground for recreational and competitive horses. Our Northern California location in the Sierra Foothills is a haven for strengthening and training the Paso Fino.  Here they will navigate and learn through obstacles and grounds that allow them to perform to the best of their ability as your pleasure companion or your top show horse. The horses that grow in this environment are hardy and strong when they begin their training. Their endurance and stamina is increased over flatlands training and their knowledge of the environments they will meet in their life's work is greatly increased.

We encourage trail and hill work in the training of our horses. Our property borders 1000's of acres of open land in addition we have a 14,000 mile wildlife preserve within short driving distance. training clients are encouraged to practice on their own horses or our own to perfect their skills


Our horses are handled at birth and regularly during their pre-school years.  All horses are started and handled through their careers with gentle horsemanship and kindness- making their commitment to work a lifetime agreement.  Nothing is asked or pushed until the horses are capable of learning their tasks and moving forward in their work.  Hours of round pen and groundwork as well as a calm and careful training program provide an excellent foundation for more detailed and higher layers of training.  Our expectation is that the horse that is happy and willing is going to make a TRUE life companion. A horse that is rushed will have holes in his training that will reappear later in life.  Therefore, every step we take is a lesson for a lifetime. Each day matters, each session is important and the horse that learns his lessons correctly in the beginning of his training will take new lessons and requests with ease and confidence. 

Our horses compete regionally in the CPFHA ( California Paso Fino Association ) and North West Paso Fino association in Oregon. Also locally in  gaited breed shows in Woodside California, Solono California, Reno Nevada as well as participate in organized group rides with local trail groups and Horse Soccer fans.  There is something for everyone. 

Our program uses natural horsemanship techniques under the tutelage of  Harry Whitney, Tom and Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Mark Rashid, Cary Hardiman  and master gaited horseman Larry Whitsell  All of our horses are imprinted at birth following the work of Dr. Robert Miller  Our training path takes these gentle practices to soften and strengthen our horses confidence and readiness. We wait for them to be ready. We don't make them ready, hence you have beautifully trained and willing partners. We expect our horses to have excellent manners on the ground and to be respectful to cues under saddle. Pleasant gaited partners.  Once we have the willingness, we  perfect the  natural gaitedness with the methods that have been successful for years in the breed.  All of our horses are taught lateral movements and yes, all paso finos can canter!

Jesus Ramiriz, an excellent horseman and trainer is taking a leadership role in our training program.  He has worked alongside Master trainer Alberto Sierra and incorporated natural techiques from our program into his work. . In addition to years of training Paso Finos, he is accomplished  training all gaited breeds and Mules. He is available to work with you and your horses to bring you to the next level of  understanding and confidence. 

Beginning and accomplished riders benefit from learning with schooled horses.  Confidence building for horse and rider is an important part of our program. We offer a progression of lessons that starts with round pen work and takes you to your riding goals.  Skills for the trail are encouraged and practiced over natural obstacles and hills on the ranch.  We offer show preparation for local and all gaited breed and regional Paso Fino shows for the novice and accomplished rider. 

Patience is the Key!

Patience in training the horses is equally as important as skill in training riders. Lessons and clinics will bring you and your horse partner to new levels of confidence and communication. Learning skills to stay adept at getting the best from your equine partner is as important as the training itself. We encourage clients to visit and stay in our quest quarters while they practice and watch  your horse’s progress. Take lessons on our schooled horses, and practice what you need for your own improvement with a trained horse. We often find it is helpful for clients to ride highly schooled Paso Finos in each modality. The schooling master then becomes one of our horses along with our training.  

It is our goal to help people improve their relationship with their Paso Fino. We want you and your horse to learn together in a safe atmosphere with mutual respect,understanding and trust. In that way you will take home the skills that your horse learns while in training at Rancho Toledano Paso Fino Farm.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened 

I am constantly reminded what the horse does for the soul of those who love and care for them.  Once you live and love them with respect and true awareness you will know a relationship like no other you have experienced.  Our door is always open for you to make this journey with us.