There are a few ACTHA competitions around here (honestly haven't kept up with it in awhile tho) and I've always wanted to go to one and check it out. I ride endurance, so my horses have seen and done quite a few things but when they get in situations like trail courses, well suddenly they see boogers everywhere.
I know most people consider 'well-trained' horses to be the ones who are well-trained (maneuvers, cues, aids, etc) and don't care about boogers and remain calm in any situation.
I beg to differ - I have horses that are VERY well-trained, but just not the most obedient! That's two different things in my book!
ACTHA is on my bucket list, that's for sure. Looks like a blast.