I brought my dog out to the barn with me last night. She's been out once or twice before and never bothers the horses, and since I wasn't planning on riding, just dropping off my check for board and letting the horses out, I decided the bring her along. Dublin is kind of funny about dogs. Every time she sees one up close she pricks her hears and tries to touch it with her nose. So she tried to do with Bella when we first got out there, but I shooed her away and started walking down to open the gate into the big part of the field. Bella was trotting along in front of me and some of the horses started to follow me down there. When I got to the gate Dublin caught up with us, and proceeded to start toward the dog (again with her ears pricked). It kind of escalated from a walk then when Bella started to move away from her, she picked up a trot and wound up chasing Bella clear out of the field at canter.
My dog weighs all of 20 lbs soaking wet, but fortunately for her she's pretty fast and had enough sense to make a bee line for the gate. When I caught up with her, she was hiding in the indoor arena, poor thing.
I don't know if Dublin was intentionally trying to get her not. She seemed more like she was trying to play than being aggressive. What do you guys think? Either way I don't think I'll be putting them together unsupervised again any time soon.