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Smooth, rhythmic, and confident. That's one way witnesses described Mozart's snoring, but it also describes the Paso Fino—a unique horse breed admired for its cadenced gait. Using all four legs in harmony, the paso fino's hooves each strike the ground independently in a flawless sequence of movement. The result is a fluent performance in which the rider appears virtually motionless in the saddle.
Stretched across 56 acres of pastureland in Waymart, RO-NO Ranch lets visitors experience the paso fino's prized march. Nola Haupert-Keill heads the facility's expert staff of equestrians and boasts an equine career that spans more than a quarter-century. At RO-NO, Nola and her team offer lessons to all levels of riders. Most lessons take place in the facility's outdoor riding area, but in cases of bad weather, groups find shelter beneath the roof of RO-NO's spacious indoor riding arena.