Vida is a Rocky/Kentucky mountain horse and I love her to death. Actually that's what all my girls are. Their all pretty laid back, even the 2 year olds are friendly, and so far have been easy to work with.
We do have to stay to the back of the line in a group trail ride because they are faster than the average QH type horse. They can walk fairly slow but I think even the slow walk is faster than a QH walk. I don't have much experience in any other gaited breed. Any will have a smooth ride, but I think the KMSH or the RMH will have a much calmer termperament. Those 2 breeds ar basicly the same thing by the way just different registrys. Same with the Spotted Mountain Horse its just a KMSH with too much white to be registered with them.
Better add that yes....I am an old broad with a bad back