This is just out of curiousity. I know the obvious bad rider, rough hands, ill fitting tack, lameness issues, etc. Rulling those out, what in a horses conformation pre disposes it to being rough to ride? I know a steep shoulder tends to, for one. I would like to learn to better identify how a horse will ride based on conformation.
My mare is one of the roughest horses I've ever owned, trot, canter and gallop. She is very energetic, and seems to move "big", but her trot is like trying to sit a jack hammer. What in her build makes her rough to ride? I have very soft hands and under saddle or bareback makes no difference.
I would love to see pictures of any horses you may have that are less than smooth under saddle.
And at a trot