Yesterday I went and hopped on my horse. He hadn't been ridden in like a week before I rode him yesterday. I was doing a nice forward working walk and I felt a little bit of a limp. Nothing major but definitely feel able from his back. I got off of him and hand walked him to see if he was doing the same thing and he was still doing it. Stretched his legs and got back on and after he was fine.
Could it be because he was just stiff.
When I took him out from his paddock to put him on the cross ties to saddle him up there was no visible limp and no heat or swelling on the legs or by his hocks.