I take three dogs with me on training rides--a Rhodesian, a lean Chesapeake
retriever and a Carolina Dingo dog. All three breeds work in the hot and
humid area in which I live. They are great for scattering turkeys before my
mare sees them and great for intimidating unknown characters on the trail.
They aren't mean but three dogs barking does sort of make one be
cautious(gr). I find that the horses get used to animals jumping out of the
brush when they have had dogs with them on the trail.. One word of
warning---get a shorthaired dog or you will be picking out burrs for days!