Keith, Yay, for Bandit!! It sounds like you are in about the same spot that we are with Toby. We wanted him to go horse riding with us, but I can't come to a comfort level on the safety issue. Like you say, the only way to train it is to do it - and I just don't have the nerve. Toby did go on his first boat ride yesterday. He amazed me.....he was the perfect gentleman.