I have thought about getting blaze orange stuff to put on Rocky, because he is so dark and potentially "deer like." Although, if you follow one of the first three rules of hunter safety, you always have to be sure of your target and what is behind it. How many people follow that, I don't know, but based on the number of hunting accidents every year I'd rather be safe than sorry. If you are a trail rider, do you put blaze orange on yourself or your horse during hunting seasons? Do you have another method of ensuring nearby people can see you/your horse/dog and identify you as "non game"? I should get a bell to put on Bear when we are out, although he does a great job of sticking close to me.
See? We were going for a canter, and Bear flew after us. My mom and I were riding with one of the other boarders at our barn, and I think she got worried about Bear running with us because she yelled out "Dog!" I forgot to tell her that Rocky is not bothered by Bear at all, in fact, seems to enjoy running with him.
here. The dog looks so much like Bear, and the way the horse is calmly waiting with one hind leg cocked is something I have seen Rocky do many times.