I've never been on a trail. I just ride around my yard, and in open feilds around us. And I can't wait to do it again after practice in the round pen. Other wise my mare isnt afraid of anything. She is fine with cars coming by (live next to a road) tractors, motorcylcles, bikes, other people, dogs, and all that. She loves fireworks. Yep im pretty lucky lol! The only thing she don't like is ropes. Well when they are waved in her face on accident, she just keeps moving her head around till it is gone. She is an very good girl!