First of all I think TBs are absolutely gorgeous and very often the sweethearts! :)
But I tried TBs in 3 different barns and every time I had a very bumpy ride. Especially the trot (so I could feel my back after that). Is it something common for the breed?
I ride mostly QHs, and they are very smooth on trot (and canter). Even my I-thought-bumpy paint (she has lots of TB in her) is much more smooth than any TB I tried.