Tall girl problems
He still looked a little funky. I decided it wasn't his hind, because instead of trotting the two poles he decided to extend and skip them a couple times. If he can generate enough push to skip over poles, his hind probably wasn't causing problems. I decided to contain the crazy and hope that the five days off would fix whatever was causing the funky steps.
He wasn't excited to see me :(
Today, I finally rode him after essentially a week off. I was expecting him to be pretty fiery. He was a little quick at times, but overall worked really well. I walked him to get him supple and stretching then popped him on the lunge for a bit. Whatever had been ouchy was no longer hurting/sore because he was trotting like normal without any short steps.