There was a horse show at my barn today, so while my horse ate his dinner I went out and watched a class. It was a gaited class and I was standing outside the rail watching them go around. A fellow spectator came by and told me I shouldn't stand so close to the rail. I stood and watched at the rail many times and never thought any thing of it. I was standing quietly and still, nothing that would spook a horse. No part of my body was in the arena.
Is standing at the rail and watching a class bad horse show etiquette?