There was a judge in Houston who was really clever at making the punishment fit the crime. Too bad he's not in TN!! Larry Wheelon should wear bolts in his shoes.
It always seemed to me that horse show judges must get kick-backs, or these things would change. It does NOT start at the breed association level with a rule, because the winners are always mimiced. So, if the judges in QH WP don't place peanut-roller, 4-beat ridiculousness, then it would go away so fast it would make your head spin. If there was a naturally moving horse or two in a TWH class, and the judge placed it, it would all go away. The crowd would boo for a bit, the trainers would be indignant, but animals would not be harmed, and people would not go to jail. Or at least, they would find OTHER reasons to put them in jail, lol.
Off soap box now. Back to my version of the real world.....