Question for all you trailriders, and I apologize because I am not sure really how to ask.
I have been taken my puppy on trail rides around the farms of leash and she is doing great, but she is still not a 100% obedience trained.(we are getting there but just not there yet)
Anywho, I want to start hitting the main trail system which is public, and was wondering how much of a bad idea is it to have my dog on a leash while I ride my horse??
Pros I thought this would teach puppy to follow more closely when we are going hacking and would follow the leash laws.
But a major con is I don't want the leash/rope that connects puppy to me to get tangled around my horses feet. (however puppy stays a good 4 feet either in front of or directly behind my horse)
Now I would like the more experienced trail riders with dogs to shed light on possible training techinques to work both horse and dog while following the leash law. Also note horse is very desentized to ropes around his feet, legs, hind, shoulder, etc and is calm when restricted by hobbles.
If this is impossible just tell me... I am trying to find one workout that will suffice for me, horse and puppy all in one shot :)
Thanks in advance