I've ridden Chili all of 3 times. (and when I say ridden, I mean for very short periods of time)...
My "test drive" in a Circle Y Saddle. Her trot was dreamy. So smooth. That's when I knew I had to have her!
In a different saddle (it's a roping saddle but I'm not sure of the brand or anything else about it. It's my friend's and she thinks it's a 14" seat). Chili's trot was rough and bumpy. I remember telling my friend either I was high on cracker jacks the day I bought her or my memory was fuddled bc her trot was NOT the same!
Yesterday - I rode her bareback and again, her trot was beautifully smooth.
Could the saddle/seat make that much of a difference? Or could it be something else entirely?