I have a new Husky puppy, 11 weeks, who needs to come with my to the barn while I ride my two mares (one old, one new!). By pure fluke, I got my new 3-yo (very easy-peasy) and the puppy on the same day.
My spouse works from home and is unwilling to help with the new puppy/allow her to be home while I’m not (does not want to deal with accidents/whining/etc). The only way I can ride both horses is if puppy comes with me.
It’s already winter here in Canada, so crating in the tack room could be an option, but she will probably cry/whine if she’s out of sight from me. Due to Covid, it’s just one rider for their scheduled visiting time, so she would just be bothering the barn staff, not other riders. (But still!!)
I purchased an XL-sized doggy stroller that I was hoping I could bring with me to the barn, and have her play/pee/nap on and off while I’m riding and doing barn chores.
Has this type of setup worked for anyone? Is there another option I haven’t thought of? I don’t want to just plop her in a stall; she will drive the girls at the barn nuts. The BO has already okay’d her to come when I ride, but I cannot think of anything more annoying than listening to someone’s puppy yelp for 2 hours a day if I was stuck mucking stalls lol.