Lately my horse has been doing an odd thing when he's trotting.
He'll trot along and then he'll start acting like he's hopping into the canter but then not...but he'll do it over and over again. He's not speeding up or anything just kind of doing a 1/2 stride of the canter and pausing ever so slightly and doing it again. Sometimes he'll only do it once and then keep on trotting and sometimes he'll do it 4-5 times before he starts trotting again. He does it in harness too.
I've had my saddle fitted and this summer I had the vet come out and he told me that he didn't think that he was lame or off at all (after a flexion test and observing his gaits). Of course my horse wouldn't do this odd thing when the vet was here.
I'm starting to think that maybe I accidentally trained him to do this? I got him a year and a half ago and he wouldn't pick up his right lead. I started working with him on it and every time he picked up the wrong lead I immediately slowed him to a trot and asked again. Alot of times he only took 1 stride on the wrong lead before I tried to correct him and he didn't always pick it up correctly the 2nd (or even 3rd or 4th or 5th) time I asked. When this happened it was about the same odd gait that he's doing now but I'm not asking him to do anything, he just does it randomly on his own.
What's going on here?!