Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Just curious why people would do that and it's not something penalized? And what kind of classes are those? In dressage ring you show just by yourself (so it's not an issue), but I never had this problem in warm-up arena (people are polite and try to keep distance).
I'm guessing this is a pleasure class either western or english. ALL horses are shown together in this case. The shows I've been to will divide them into rider age groups also.
In our area, this IS penalized. You MUST pass on the inside and if you don't, it's counted off on you. Oh, and some people just don't care and will do whatever they want.