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Equestrian Skijoring

So you thought skijoring was for the dogs. Think again.

Skijoring was coined in the 1920's by the Norwegians to mean "ski drive." It is the action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a dog, horse, or motor vehicle.

For dog skijoring, this can be done using either x-country skis or skate skis. A sled harness is attached to the dog and a bungee cord lead connects dog and skier. The skier wears a harness around their core and then the dog pulls the skier for a faster skiing experience.

On Saturday January 16 there will be a skijoring demo (with dogs) in the Methow Valley but this video shows an equestrian variation to the joring.