The dog that I have now is the first one that I don't take trail riding. All the other dogs in my past were trail experts. This dog runs off into the woods, then remembers about us, comes crashing into the path, and spooks the horses. She also may get off on a tangent and just disappear. If we go near the road, she dances in the traffic, happily oblivious to her impending demise. Poor old Blue is not a very bright dog. I make her stay home so that she will survive. I miss my good riding buddy dogs.