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Re: RC: Dogs

Hi ridecampers; Here in miserable southern California, for various reasons, I ride with a cannister of pepper spray attached to the front of my saddle every time I go out. One of my riding companions carries a gun, and we got into a discussion about a bad dog that was approaching us one day. I was telling him, "You know, you can't shoot that dog in city limits in front of the owners, and their kids......." Imagine the problems that would bring. But I had my spray out and we were waiting to see if the owner got the dog under control, or if that dog was gonna get sprayed. The owners did get the dog, that time. But we have had dog attacks up here in the Mtn. trails, and every time I see a loose and aggressive barking dog, I get that cannister ready.  (Also if I see a loose and aggressive psychotic individual too! But of course you can always ride over the top of those folks. ha ha)    Beth

>Subject: RC: Dogs
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:11:13 -0700
>No, Bobs "pack of dogs' did not attack a horse, He has one dog that
>thinks it is fun to swing from a tail, there was no
>injury, no harm no fowl, just a surprised horse, which is not to say that
>it is OK. But this is how vicious and hurting rumors
>start. People who were not there talking as if they were, and trying to
>sound as if they know something they do not, I was
>there. Bob and his dogs were at my camp for coffee several times. No
>problem...... Annie G.
>Anne George Saddlery
>That's great that the dog just loves to swing off horses tails. Did the
>horse know it??? I know for sure that ALL my
>horses would go ballistic and the dog would have been kicked dead. How
>fun can it get?
>I have a horse sitting in my barn that was attacked by a dog (while we
>were riding) and at one point the dog was
>swinging off his tail -- when he'd missed trying to bite his hamstring and
>got his teeth hung up in the tail.. The dog
>also got him in the throat, on the muzzle, and bit through to the bone
>ripping through muscle on one of his front legs
>resulting in months of rehab and a $600 vet bill. Sorry. No sympathy
>BTW -- what was the dog doing lose in camp?
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