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    10-24-2012, 11:30 PM
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Foal
Thumbs down Pet peeve - dog in the arena while riding

The second time in two years at two different boarding facilities I was dumped by my horse because the barn owners dog decides to make a mad dash through the arena. Today while jumping, At 55 years old, I don't think I should have to subject myself nor my horse to this! The first time the barn owners dog ChASED us around the arena because the BO was yelling, Get it! , referring to getting the canter. Obviously this pit bull had heard this demand before. I just don't get the dogs being anywhere around the arena. Invisible fences or not...they aren't working!!! I am so annoyed..and sore....wish I had a shorter horse and not 16.2.....long way to get dumped.
     
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    10-24-2012, 11:44 PM
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Green Broke
That is a lawsuit waiting to happen - I am just mind boggled that this does not occur to people (ie the BOs)
     
    10-24-2012, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
That is a lawsuit waiting to happen - I am just mind boggled that this does not occur to people (ie the BOs)
Isn't everything nowadays? *rolls eyes*

My BO's dog can usually be found in or around the arena. At first I was surprised but then was impressed at how it was such a non issue for the horses.

A dog actually chasing you is unacceptable, but a dog just hanging around the arena could be a good training opportunity.
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    10-24-2012, 11:56 PM
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Banned
We have two dogs that run in the arena when the horses are lunging, but if your riding they don't come in.....that's the beauty of having QHs with cow horse bred in to them.....they very willingly chase the dog out!

The lazy barn cat is another issue....he's tabby and blends right in with the footing.....

BO says, 'anything other than horses in the arena is fair game' but I sure hope it's not my horse that rounds up the BOs dogs!!! I've just recently seen him go after the dog...ears pinned.....hmmm he might need to go see some cows!
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    10-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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Green Broke
I don't have any problems with dogs that know how to behave around horses...but a dog chasing my horse?! Absolutely not. Thankfully all the dogs I ride around are very well behaved
     
    10-25-2012, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by nikelodeon79    
Isn't everything nowadays? *rolls eyes*

My BO's dog can usually be found in or around the arena. At first I was surprised but then was impressed at how it was such a non issue for the horses.

A dog actually chasing you is unacceptable, but a dog just hanging around the arena could be a good training opportunity.
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Rolling your eyes at the state of our legal system or my statement? If it's the latter, I was referring specifically to dogs entering an arena and chasing a horse during someone's ride, so not sure what would be eye-roll worthy about that A barn owner having a dog on property that enters the arena and chases someone's horse causing a situation in which horse or rider is injured is very much a lawsuit waiting to happen.
     
    10-25-2012, 12:02 AM
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Weanling
I was practicing barrels in a friend's arena and when I came around the third barrel and was running back to the gate his dog ran in front of us. Pharly stopped and I came out of the saddle and landed on his neck. That scared him and he reared. I fell off and cracked some ribs.
     
    10-25-2012, 12:27 AM
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Weanling
I believe this would certainly fall under "negligence" on the part of the Barn Owner if someone actually gets hurt from this...
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    10-25-2012, 04:30 AM
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Weanling
The barn where I board my horse also does therapeutic riding for handicapped people, so given then nature of the program, my BO has to follow a very strict set of rules to remain as legal and safe as possible. One of our rules is no one, human or animal, is allowed in either of the arenas during a lesson without the rider's, or the rider's guardian's permission. If something were to happen to cause one of the horses to spook, and if the rider were to be injured, the consequences could be very serious. All of it is spelled out in our contracts, and in the liability release.

Does your barn have anything like that? Maybe stating that the BO will have dogs on the property and they might interfere with your riding? Because if not, I'd seriously consider talking to her about it. Not in a threatening way, but just was a heads up maybe? If it happened to someone else, they might not be as tolerant as you. It's something to consider for everyone involved, including your BO. Just to be safe.
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    10-25-2012, 10:06 AM
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Yearling
Personally I think that any dog that even looks like its so much as contemplating chasing a horse earns a death sentence and summary execution via a bullet in the head. The dog's owner, if they knowingly allow it, deserve the same.
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