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    06-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
Dogs aren't too much trouble for my horse and I. My horse doesn't seriously believe that her kind is a fighty, plant eating species. She spins around, lays her ears back, and bares her teeth at dogs. If the footing is good, we're game to chase some mutts.
Haha this almost perfectly describes one of my horses. He can be quite aggressive to dogs and other horses if you let him. My other two are a bit nicer but if a dog annoyed them enough the dog would know about it
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    06-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Green Broke
I love chasing me down some mutts, but I try to make my girl behave, and not all dogs will run some will run and then spin and bite.

I remember on a trail ride once a boxer/ rottie mix was biting her on the legs, I kept her calm and made her behave for a 1/3 of mile of this and eventually I loosened the rein and let her rip, she cole cocked him in the jaw, and I swear she broke it because he didn't make a peep, when I turned around to see he was gone. And I haven't seen him since. The owner KNEW he was following me and didn't try to get him, and I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I do feel bad for just letting my horse kick him, but my horse means to much to me to have a bunch of vet bills.
    06-20-2011, 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by WickedNag    
Pellet guns work wonders :)
this sounds like a good idea. Or, a very loud whistle, and start to blow it FIRST, then when the dog comes, you shoot him with the pellet gun. After that, all you'd have to do was blow the whistle prior to the place where the dog is and they'd be afraid of you.
    06-21-2011, 01:19 AM
Another good Idea would be to train your dog to scare other dogs...then they can ride with you and you'll never have any problems. Hahaha...I wish..
    06-21-2011, 01:23 AM
A squirt bottle (think travel sized from walmart) with water alone will scare them. Filled with white vinegar, the dog owner will think twice before they let the dog come close to you again. If you are riding on a public road or on your own private property, I highly suggest this route. No one gets hurt and the owners usually get the point when their dog comes in reeking like vinegar.
    06-21-2011, 05:32 AM
So many good ideas

Pellet guns work wonders :)
I don't know if my parents would let me, but this definitely would work :)

@Fiinx: Me too... I lost some amazing trails just because of the stupid dogs.

I didn't try chasing the dog, but I'll try next time. :) Dogs, here we come! Beware!

When my dog was still able to go to trails with us (he is dead now, because of the age - he couldn't walk in the end :( ) he made all dogs ran away. There was a problem only once, when some dog didn't want to leave and they got into a fight... Thank god, he wasn't injured, but it didn't keep my horse calm either :P

A squirt bottle (think travel sized from walmart) with water alone will scare them. Filled with white vinegar, the dog owner will think twice before they let the dog come close to you again. If you are riding on a public road or on your own private property, I highly suggest this route. No one gets hurt and the owners usually get the point when their dog comes in reeking like vinegar.
I will definitely do this! I think this will help a lot!
    06-21-2011, 05:40 AM
I wonder just how much this would scare/annoy horses: Dog Repellent - Ultrasonic Or Spray.

It would be a great thing.
If it wouldn't annoy horses...
    06-21-2011, 07:29 AM
When we trail ride (whether it be down the road or miles upon miles), someone always has some kind of pistol on them (safety thing), so if some stupid dog comes up, we will shoot at it. Not close enough to kill it, but close enough to scare the piss out of it and make it leave us alone. I'm also not afraid to get off of my horse (who are both extremely nervous around dogs, despite being very broke) and chase after some stupid little mutt.

I hate dogs. Lol. Don't even like my own.
    06-21-2011, 09:44 AM
Green Broke
The vinegar idea is also a pretty good one, I remember another time we were rding on the rode and a girl had a extremely aggressive dog and it was rushing my horse, I can't remember why but I had my huge whip with me (i think I was trying to get my horse used to it being around her since she was scared) and this was in the first year or 2 that I had my horse, I remember hopping off her and the dog then rushing me, and I took my whip to it, it's never bothered us since, I just popped it once, but apparently that's all it took O.o I think it scared the holy poo out of him more then it hurt him lol
    06-21-2011, 10:48 AM
Green Broke
A friend drags along his mutt when we trail ride and she runs in and out of the woods. I know this is supposed to desensitize the horses but it often makes ME nervous. I yelled a her a few times because she seemed to really bother Biscuit. He kept charging her one day and getting more cranked up about it. I finally got off and let them go on ahead because he was like balled up energy that day and Bella was right in front of us and he was busting a gut.

We rode with another dog that was just hanging out in the park the other day and Biscuit was fine with him.

I did tell my friend I was afraid Biscuit would stomp her or kick her and I would feel bad if he seriously injured his dog. He said, she will learn to get out of the horses way or get kicked or killed. She needs to learn.

Ok...but it still made me nervous that day as Biscuit was all balled up and I think alot of it was the dog was pissing him off and he is not a spooky horse at all.

I like the idea of the mace or vinegar. I do not want vet bills for my horse or doctor bills for me because of someone's dog. Pepper spray would work too but it does fly in the air so beware of using sprays! LOL maybe we need to carry a slingshot with some little rocks. A well aimed rock on the butt would send a mutt running!

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