Lucie the Trail Boss is an essential member of the team. Trail dogs provide safety to the riders by sensing out any wildlife that may spook the horses. Lucie supervises the preparations for the ride, checking the tack and riders, waiting for the signal to go. Preparing for the ride, the Trail Boss confers with the Guide on the selected route and trail conditions. On the trail, the Trail Boss checks each rider, counting to see that all are present and in the proper position in line. Counting noses and tails. Leading the way, Trail Boss warns of obstacles and advises the horses to watch their step! The Trail Boss forges ahead, scouting the trail for wildlife, Spookies, and any other dangers. The Trail Boss reports back to the Guide on the return home A quick rest after a job well done.