Originally Posted by smrobs
Not disqualified that I know of, but you certainly won't place on a 4-beater unless the judge is completely incompetent. One of the reasons why it is so hard on them is because if they are 4-beating, then they don't have enough impulsion to use their bodies correctly and will be landing on the forehand. That will put added stress on shoulders and knees and could cause early onset arthritis.
I see. Thank you for the free information
. I will now then, have to train her out of doing it. I think it's a part of her laziness when I try bringing her into a lope. She will 4 beat sometimes.