If you are talking about Eminance, I would never go, But I know lots of people that would not miss it.
I have heard some horror stories,
People that don't know anything about horses, buy a horse on Friday night at the auction, ride the p out of it all week, don't have a clue how to take care of it and sell it at the auction at the end of the ride.
Despite signs at every river crossing warning people to take off their tie downs, a few horses still drown every year.
People overheating their horses then not taking care of them.
I could go on and on.
Of course all of this happens every day all over the place, having that many people and that many horses in one area, I don't like being around that many people with out horses, much less with.