I only made it three minutes into the video before I decided that I couldn't stand watching it any more. He wasn't tracking up with his right hind. His left had a nice overstep (typical), but the right was consistently short (abnormal). Considering his right hind is my favorite leg to obsess over (aka the weaker leg) and the fact that the vet had been out on Tuesday and didn't look at Stinker (for a change) I went straight to crazy town.
Right hind not stepping up.
In attempt to get a bit of my sanity back, I had a lesson with S Wednesday. I had been planning on riding Pongo, but I decided I wanted to get her eyes on Stinker. He felt a million times better and S said he was tracking up evenly. He was really good. We just walked but we were able to work on straightening him, leg yields, spiral in and out, and serpentines.
The tired wild red beast
The moral of the story is I need to remember that if he has had some time off he is going to be sticky and it is going to take a couple rides to straighten things out. And I need to keep a lid on the crazy.