|AVOID GIANT DOG|
On busy evenings, my current barn is really more dog park than horse barn.
And at first, I HATED it. HATED. No way around it.
Then I went to a horse show.
|boss corgi investigates|
And I realized that even if it had been my test, my horse would have given no shits about it because he's so dog broke at this point that it really doesn't matter.
So while it still annoys me deeply when a dog blasts into the arena while I'm riding or pops out from behind the spooky jump pile, I'm learning to accept it. Life is unpredictable and the more prepared my horse is to face life, the better chance we have to succeed together.
Other thoughts on barn dogs, yours or otherwise?