Last year I came very close to losing my Zeus and it was the worst day of my life. It was summer and my friend Emma and I decided it would be fun to take the dogs on a hike. Since it was summer I wasent as busy so i could go. Emma owns 4 dogs i absolutly love Barney a Border Collie, Thumper a Jack Russel, Valley a pitbull, and Raven anouther Border Collie. I decided to bring Zeus, Tundra, with me. We were at a trail that was mainly horse trails and I always was cautiouse. Emma was walking three dogs and I was walking three dogs (I had all three pitties). We eventually stopped at a picnic table in the woods to water the dogs and have a rest ourselves when a c womeon on horse back came riding by. I wasent holding onto Zeuses leash because i was busy getting Tundra untangled from the table legs. So when the horse went by Zeus trotted after it did'nt even bark or anything just followed right behind it. The lady started to say to get my dog that her horse did'nt like dogs and right as she was saying this the horse shot a leg back and hit Zeus square in the chest!!! Zeus flew atleast a foot or two nad let out this shrill yelp and hit the groud with a sickening thud!!!!! My whole life with Zeus up until then flashed before my eyes. Emma and I were afraid to move him at first the women was off her horse apologizing like crazy. He wasent breathing well and his breath was short and he was snorting like crazy. Finaly the women said she had a tarp in her trailer and that we could maybe move him with that she also had a cell phone that i used to call the vet and tell him we were coming in. This women has become a friend of mine since and her name is Kate.We finally got all the dogs out of the trail and got Zeus in the back of Emma's van. Whe got him to the vet and he got checked over and had three broken ribs and a fractured hind leg and that was the extent of injuries thank god all that panick. He had alot of bumps and bruises also. It scared me alot and have always been sure to hold on to all leashes since then.