Why are there two beats in a backup and not four?

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Why are there two beats in a backup and not four?

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    06-23-2010, 12:43 AM
Why are there two beats in a backup and not four?

I read that it's 2, but if you're just walking backwards, wouldn't it be the same amount as a normal walk? S:
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    06-23-2010, 01:07 AM
The back up is like the trot. The legs move in diagonal pairs:)

Start the video at 0:40

    06-23-2010, 01:10 AM
Ah, okay.
Thank you!

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