Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
^^If the rider was being criticized, I'd agree with you.
In this case, WP is being criticized for having judging that supports that type of gait.
BTW - the owner posted the video to sell the horse, and had a number of negative comments on YouTube earlier today. The negative comments have been removed, as has the owner's reply that the horse is NOT lame.
I will also concede it would be better to ask the question using a video from a public show rather than an individual trying to sell her horse.