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    07-18-2008, 02:44 PM

Does anyone take there dogs riding with them? I took mine on her first trail ride last weekend and she did sooo good! I was very proud of her, but my horse has to adjust to her walking alongside us sometimes! He isn't fond of dogs, he likes her fine if i'm on the ground, just not when i'm in the saddle. They will adjust!
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    07-18-2008, 02:46 PM
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I don't purposely bring the dog with me, but at the barn I ride Duke at the dog goes everywhere once she sees me get Duke out... She even did round pen work with us
    07-18-2008, 03:10 PM
My dog was too afraid of my old horse!! Lol!
    07-18-2008, 03:19 PM
I don't now..have a lap-mutt that couldnt' keep up if he wanted. LOL

Before him I had a nice Border Collie I'd take. Very smart, obedient dog. He would "heel' beside the horse and I'd let him wander off in the pasture for a while. He was good about not bothering livestock other people's dogs so I took him on the side roads with me.Not many dogs would I do that with. Somebody stole him..I miss that dog.

Good thing about yours tagging along on occasion is the "de-spooking" your horse gets if the dog explores and pops out of bushes on occasion.
    07-18-2008, 04:09 PM
She did pop out of a bush or two!! At first he snorted, silly boy! THen it was like oh it is just you! Mostly she stayed right with me and would be a few feet away from us in either direction! She is working on stanima now so she wll be going on short rides with me. She is a big girl, lab bull mastiff mix! She is just a year old and is 80 pounds!!
    07-18-2008, 04:20 PM
When I lived at home my brothers dog would come with all of the time... she would chase after rabbits
    07-18-2008, 05:08 PM
I don't...although I wish they would. My older lab got kicked by my grouch of a horse 4 years ago and now he won't even get off the back deck when I go near Aggie's paddock. And I guess he has shared his experience with the puppy because she does the same thing.

It's kind of annoying because you could get two birds with one stone if your dog goes with you...right now we work the horse...put the horse up...then walk the dogs on the same path all the way to the pond so that they get exercise.
    07-18-2008, 05:15 PM
My dog gets plenty of exercise while playing with her ball! She can go for hours palying fetch with herself, silly girl!

It is to bad that your got kicked, but I guess he learned a valuable lesson, do not get to close!!
    07-18-2008, 05:21 PM
I haven't...yet. Tanner, our lab, would do a great job of keeping up with us. I'm just not sure if the horses would appreciate it much. Once I get a bit more confidence we will try.
    07-18-2008, 05:36 PM
That was how I felt! I waited and it was a tough desicion to take her on the last ride! We were camping and it was eitehr go with my friend and I or sit in the truck with hubby runnign errands, so she went with me! She was so good! So now she is welcoem to go all teh time, except when were condtioning! I think we woudl were the poor girl out!

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