Archive for ◊ May, 2012 ◊

• Thursday, May 31st, 2012
May 31, 2012 10:42 AM

MIDDLEBORO — A summer tradition returns to downtown Middleboro in August, when a group of local residents plan to hold a new version of the popular Four Corners block party that was known as Krazy Days.

Details for the event are still being formulated, but it will be held the weekend of Aug. 3-4.

Middleborough on the Move, the sponsoring organization, has announced that the Paso Fino horses from Paso Fino Del Fuego Farm in Middleboro will be performing at Krazy Days on Friday, Aug. 3. These gaited horses and their colorfully costumed riders have appeared in the Plymouth Thanksgiving Day parade and most recently were the biggest hit at the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade. They were so well received that they have already been invited to return next year.

Paso Fino del Fuego was incorporated for business in 1973 by Mr. Yunits and Michael Bruce, the award-winning trainer at the farm, which has grown to 14 acres over the past 37 years. Mr. Yunits and Mr. Bruce have won multiple national and Grand National championships and are recognized as top riders by other professionals.

“We are very pleased to be able to participate in Krazy Days,” said Bobby Yunits, manager of Paso Fino Del Fuego Farm. “Paso Fino horses are people-oriented and are known for their agility and intelligence.”

Children and adults alike will enjoy their performance.

Paso Finos are originally from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela. Breeders in these areas had no need for large horses, as the native peoples were not large of stature themselves. They did, however, take great pride in the appearance of their horses and execution of gait, so they bred to enhance these characteristics. The Paso Fino became a horse that carried itself with much pride, or “brio” and the unique rapid footfall of the classic Fino became prized in their native lands.

The Middleboro farm is a full-service training facility offering training in pleasure riding as well as show ring performance. They also offer horses for sale.

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