It isn't just horse show moms and dads either!
This is a bit off topic of the horse show but I think it's safe to say that poor behavior from both parents and coaches is certainly not limited to horse show moms and pops by a long shot.
I'm sure all of you parents out there with school age children (elementary to high school inclusive) have seen and heard SOME parents and coaches at their children's games, be it hockey, football, tennis, etc. being rather loud, obnoxious, screaming at the kids and, if not their kids, everyone else's kids and the coaches and the other team. :( :(
It's been pointed out on this thread that maybe the rules of other equestrian disciplines should be adopted for all equestrian disciplines across the board and enforced as well. Like the dressage riders and absolutely NO noise near the ring, let alone the rider can't talk to his/her horse, or the event riders who, if anyone offers any help, the rider and horse are disqualified. There is NO excuse for the hunter/jumper coaches to stand at the rail and give direction to their students, or for a class to held up waiting for little Poopsie because her trainer wants a couple more practice fences. The more people that don't speak up against those practices, well, you deserve what you get! :sigh:
I won't begin to address the Arab show people as the one and only instance I had of going to an Arab show had me aghast! Ok I came from the OLD hunter and jumper school where you didn't set off fire crackers and wave sparklers at your horses to get them to look bug-eyed! Same with the gaited and walking horse people. I do admit to coming from some open shows where there was plenty of hooting and hollering at the gaited and walking horse classes so I know what goes on. I don't condemn them but I don't think it's really necessary either but that's JMHO! :sigh: