I just found my horse after five months of looking. I was told by my dr to start riding again as therapy for my back (scoliosis, bulging disks, etc). Everyone had an opinion on what breed for me to get saying X breed is the smoothest and then the next person thought breed Y was smoothest.
After losing count of the number of horses I tried out I learned one thing. Each individual horse was different. I should have concentrated on the horses more as individuals rather than as a breed. Some foxtrotters were ok, some horribly uncomfortable for me. The same was true for each breed. I finally ended up with a ssh/racking/twh gelding. He feels a bit different than all the others I tried. Our movements just mesh well together as individuals. Just get out there and test out as many horses as you can and when it feels right you will know.
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