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        09-06-2010, 02:52 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
    I would take a little airspft gun (one of the ones that really hurts, or a bibi gun) preferably a hamdgun, and shoot it as many times as you can before it runs away.

    Or I face the horse at them and yell geeeeeet home! Most country dogs around here understand those words because most people that say it to them follow it up with a bibi gun.
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    You don't shoot at the dog do you? Do You just shoot it whereever to scare it?
         
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        09-06-2010, 06:29 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    It makes me so angry when people are irresponsible and don't keep their dogs secured. It's not safe for the DOG that they are supposed to care about / be responsible for let alone for anyone else going by!

    IMO it takes a special kind of person to own a big, powerful and potentially aggressive (to animals) dog and most of the people who get them don't seem to be That's why those poor dogs get a bad rep, irresponsible negligent people own them and are still encouraged to own them because pretending like they take a "responsible" owner gets people all up in arms because (eye rollllll)

    We had a pit bull run up behind our horses the other day. Very stupid dog, ran right up to their legs. Not being aggressive, just being dumb. All it took was a bunch of really commanding "GO HOME GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!"s thankfully. I don't want to see any animal get hurt!

    If something was endangering me, my horse, my dog or any other animal/person I would absolutely not hesitate to use a crop or my boot or anything else to keep them safe.

    IMO if you decide you want to keep an animal that poses a threat or danger to any other animal or person (or itself!) you need to keep it restrained or the poor animal should find a new home where it won't hurt itself or anyone else.
         
        09-06-2010, 08:43 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by MeganAndPastick    
    You don't shoot at the dog do you? Do You just shoot it whereever to scare it?
    no I shoot at it, airsoft guns only hurt, me and my friends shoot eachother with them, so they only give us little welts. I don't think i'd be able to actually wound or kill a dog!
         
        09-07-2010, 01:03 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    I did try to run at it but it just got more aggresive!! I doesnt listen to anyone but its owner. My pony "hates" dogs nice or nasty he goes for the kill so he had no issue on striking and biting it, but it seemed to get more reved up. I agree with the crop but what do you do when your on a big horse? I don't think I can reach the ground. Pitbulls are illegal here (im pretty sure) it seems to be a pitbull X. Im actually thinking they use it to fight because when you turn on it, it gets nasty-er.. I've been having to chase it with a lunge whip to get it off the property. Im not actually allowed a gun, im "way" underage to get a lisence, and they terrify me. :/
         
        09-07-2010, 01:08 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    ^ get an airspft gun, they shoot little plastic bibi's, they are for kids to run around shooting eachother with, LOL. Or a paintball gun...
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        09-07-2010, 01:39 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Im not sure im still allowed any of those ;/ I am leaving anyway I just didnt know what to do.. :o
         
        09-07-2010, 01:56 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    That's such a bummer. If I were you I would try to talk to the owner and maybe have your parents come with you and be very firm about how dangerous it is. There are probably leash laws where you live that demand animals be safely contained.

    Since this seems like an ongoing issue I might even call Animal Control (or the equivalent) or even the police and see if they can stop by and yell at them or send a strongly worded letter. It's not safe for you, the dog or anything else going by. To me, that's the definition of a public menace.

    Your horse may be aggressive in return but some horses would completely lose their mind and could seriously injure themselves, their rider, the dog, property, all kinds of things.

    Edit: I wouldn't bring a gun or a fake gun-like-object with me either because that would probably upset my horse even more than the dog! I ride on the trail with a crop but before I would resort to carrying along weapons I would try to get it resolved legally because you can easily make a case against the dog's owner and hopefully they will wise up and keep their dog safely away from the public.
         
        09-07-2010, 02:53 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Yeah I am thinking to go and talk to them. (there a bit scary though) and if it happens again I will ring the ranger. I am also telling the sheep farmer next door that I have seen it bring down stock (not good) it will probably end up getting a bullet from the neighbour or my dad. It terrified me!! I get all nerveous going on rides now because dogs are freaking me out so now im carrying a "much" longer whip..
         
        09-07-2010, 08:40 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I think something should be done about the OWNERS so that something can be done about the dog BEFORE the dog has to be shot.
         
        09-07-2010, 08:42 AM
      #20
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe    
    I think something should be done about the OWNERS so that something can be done about the dog BEFORE the dog has to be shot.
    Very true.

    I own a pitbul myself, it's properly trained and friendly, however I never let it off leash outside my property. It does not matter if he bites or not. Some people or animals can get very scared only by seeing a dog running to them
         

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