Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Nevada
May have something to do with where you live. Around here, it's more usual to have dogs along than not - and I'm not thinking just the people I ride with, but riders I meet when I'm out hiking or biking.
I think there's another good reason to take your dogs riding, at least occasionally. That's to get your horse used to dogs, because you are almost certainly going to meet non-riders with dogs from time to time. Far better, I think, to have your horse think "Oh, just another dog" than to spook at the strange creature.