So next week I'm going out to ride a few of my friends gaited horses and I have never rode a gaited horse. I'm super excited to get back in the saddle thou. I own a thoroughbred but I have back problems and my back always ends up aching and hurting after a ride so I have stopped riding for now. I have heard that gaited horses are rather smooth, is this true? From seeing videos they do seem smooth. I just want to see how my back feels after the ride!