Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Actually, the dog I trained as outlined above is my second dog, ever, and I'm only mid 20's. But thanks for informing me I'm a terrible animal owner, despite the fact that you know basically nothing about me. And you do know what people say about assuming things, right? ;)
ONCE AGAIN - a dog can just as easily hurt, or kill a horse. I've seen horses with paralysis in their faces because of dog bites, which inhibits their breathing and eating therefore making nearly every aspect of life for that horse more difficult.
I'm not telling you to let the dog die, or get seriously hurt. Like I said, most horses don't mind dogs, as long as they're not bothering them. Horses are generally very peaceful animals, that will more than likely run away when pestered. But they will sometimes choose to fight.
There is no way to "train" a horse and dog to respect each other without exposure to each other. Exposure means you need to have the animals together. Which in turn means, there will more than likely be an incident or two from which both animals will learn.
It doesn't seem like you have much experience with horses, so maybe you should attempt to learn more about horses before you try and go mixing the two animals.
Also, it's spelled A-D-V-I-C-E :)
A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.