Originally Posted by im4dressage
glad I could help, maybe now you can judge when he is feeling better and hopefully it is just sore/tight muscles. It really could be anything.
If he was sore...it was mainly because of that. He's not a jumping horse...nor do I plan on doing jumping with him for competitions.
I was reading on a different forum that "sometimes they overreach with their hind feet, (clip the back of their front feet and cause cuts and sores) for one reason or the other and they will compensate by shortening their back stride so they don't hurt themselves and it becomes choppy".
He does occasionally hit himself in the back...and usually with his left feet...I'm going to try putting bell boots on. If what that lady said above, then it's because of that. Usually he only overreaches then he's fed up with me or when I ask for him to collect himself haha.