Half hoping Daisy was in a calm mood and feeling confident that I could handle one horse and one puppy at the same time whilst riding, I was having a secret laugh with myself. So imagine an extendable lead, with a dog running around in circles, with a horse bouncing along in that trot that throws you around as they really want to canter but are giving you a chance to gather up your reigns, except on this occasion there will be no gathering as you are too busy trying to untangle the dog from your hands and reigns.
So having battled with these issues for some time, including one dismount that included my briefly chasing the dog with Daisy following along, it only got worse when the racehorses came by giving my some very interesting looks and Daisy then got the confused feeling we were out hunting by combing the dog/hound with other fast moving horses at which point I thought best idea to move along at a fast trot and get the hell home.
The key to all of this was in fact a very short extendable lead, keep the dog on the left, keep the horse on a short reign and trot promptly home. Do not repeat until a rainy Sunday afternoon when no normal people on this planet are outside. To be continued!
And, I have not yet even begun the bareback training, Saturday shall be the day for that with Tonto, my little dude Arab :)