I have been working on tow commands. "come" which is obvious and "by me" which is walk at the sholder of my horse until released. Maggie has responded well. I live in Santa Fe NM. I was riding my horse this weekend and Maggie went with me as usual. Several miles from home two male coyotes stepped out of the brush and proceed to chase Maggie with obvious intent to take her down. I recalled her and she came. I used the horse to run off the coyotes. This scene repeated itself three more times. Then, I stepped off the horse and shot one coyote and the other disappeared. Maggie responded to "come" and "by me" commands perfectly. I think she understoond the danger. The obedience saved her life. I hated to kill the coyote but it left me no choice. And they were not hungry....just aggressively stupid.