Poor Skip! Can't blame her for not wanting to go anymore. Sounds like she was a well behaved trail dog though.
I have little patience for dogs that cross directly in front of my horse. I usually haul T up short to avoid trampling them, but I am rethinking this maneuver. Since T is losing her sight, I think I'll just let her step all over the dog, and if the owner has a problem with it, I'll just remind them it's a HORSE CLUB trail ride, not a dog club one. And poor T can't see well anyways! (yeah, I talk tough, but I'll just keep hauling her up short so as not to hurt the dog)