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We are a boutique Paso Fino breeding and training ranch located in the picturesque foothills of Los Angeles in the equestrian neighborhood of Shadow Hills. We are committed to top quality breeding, expert training and helping each horse find its true calling. We have found that a horse will let you know what it is meant to do. Though we breed for the finest quality not every horse has the temperament or talent to be a show winner. That same horse may be a great trail, exhibition, parade or western horse. It may love to jump or be the perfect horse for an elderly or junior rider. Above all we believe that a good horse is always well trained and loves what it does.


Since her babysitter taught her how to draw horses Martha has loved them and wanted one. From New England she started riding lessons at six learning both English and Western style but never showed. Jim grew up in LA and joined the California Rangers as a kid. Martha discovered Paso Finos when a friend donated one to their children’s preschool charity auction in 1994. She was blown away by their beauty, size, smooth gait and great temperament. Martha’s breeding and ranching started when she became a partner in Paso Bravo, a large established Paso Fino ranch in Agua Dulce, CA. When we met several years later we formed our own smaller ranch, El Rancho de Cache, and relocated into the city in La Tuna Canyon in Los Angeles. We designed our facilities and learned the ins and outs of running an equestrian business.

We learned how important it is to start a horse correctly with a good foundation in basics. Our goal is to breed a select number of top quality horses and offer first class training for Paso Finos.

La Tuna barn

In the last ten years we have sold over 50 horses., introduced many new enthusiasts to the breed and bred many National and Regional Champions. We brought several excellent trainers to California including Gerardo and Angel Matos and Western trainer Chris Crone. Our current National Champion trainer Raul Matos worked for some of the best trainers in Florida and Puerto Rico. Our Champion Fino Stallion El Marcador de Cache is exemplary in the breed and is producing outstanding offspring.

Our professional performance drill team . Hollywood Paso Finos has been televised all over the world helping to bring Paso Fino horses into the public eye. Our trail riding, shows, clinics and other programs have brought pleasure to us and to many horse enthusiasts.


Four years ago we relocated to Shadow Hills, an historic equestrian neighborhood with an active riding community. Our facility is housed at our ranch with a large arena across the street. We also utilize a nearby boarding Ranch nestled between the Angeles Crest Mountains and Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace for our overflow. We invite you to come see our beautiful Paso Finos in this peaceful, friendly equestrian neighborhood. We have easy riding access to miles of trails in the Verdugo Hills or Hansen Dam, with streams, lakes, and views. Both facilities are equipped with arenas, tack rooms, barns, and paddocks. We are conveniently located in the City of Los Angeles near restaurants, freeways and the Burbank Airport.

Martha Coolidge & James Spencer Owners

Hansen Dam Park and Trails

Local views of Shadow Hills

Hansen Dam Park and recreational trails

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Areas We Service
  • Los Angeles
  • Sunland
  • Shadow Hills
  • Burbank
  • La Crescenta
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • Glendale
  • Pasadena
  • North Hollywood
  • Hollywood
  • Montrose
  • Sun Valle
  • Sunland
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Toluca Lake
  • Northridge
  • Beverly Hills
  • Altadena
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Van Nuys
  • Encino
  • Sherman Oaks