Originally Posted by Supermane
Actually it's outside hind, inside back +outside front, then inside front. You just described the wrong lead.
I have to saw, I watched both videos and didn't see that much difference. Both looked short strided and lethargic to me...
Regardless, the same side pairs do not hit the ground at the same time.
A four-beating horse would just have the inside back and out side front hit at 2 different times so it would be...outside hind, inside hind, outside front, inside front or outside hind, outside front, inside hind, inside front..this combo would give the "same side hitting at almost the same time" appearance which would NOT be proper carriage.
The horse is hitting the diagonal at the same time and is therefore not four-beating.
There were "trope" moments in the second direction...I didn't watch the whole video at first, but his first direction is correct, he just needs some more push to right.
Also, WP horse are SUPPOSED to have shorter strides...a big, long strided, sweepy gait is undesirable and left for the HUS horses.
I don't think he looks lethargic at all.