>35, 45 and 62 pound dogs. Garbo, at 62 lbs., is raring to run and
>I'd like to be able to use him alone sometimes. Gable, at (an
>overweight) 35 lbs., will probably be used only occasionally.
>Greta is fast, but I can't begin to guess what her pulling ability
>So...I'm looking at the Black Ice kick sled thinking how nice it
>would be to be able to fold it down and throw it in with the dogs,
>and also be able to maybe throw a dog (Gable) on it when he tires
>out on the trails.
person or know anyone that has tried the folding model.
>and I could easily use the hip belt a gangline for 'blading.
>Cost for both options is roughly the same. Any opinions on which
>would be better for me?
started off skijouring. In fact, I just kind of fell into the whole
thing. I found that after getting my dogs well trained and conditioned,
it became difficult for me to control myself on cross country skiis as
my dogs were pulling very hard and very fast. Therefore, I bought a sled.
That is what got me into mushing.
That is not to say that you cannot skijour with multiple dogs.
In fact, I know people that do it with 6 dogs (!). The problem that I had
was with the area, and all of the trees. In an open meadow, it is not
too big of a deal, but in a dense forest, it is more tricky to manuver around
trees with awkward skiis at a high rate of speed.
Since you have mutliple dogs, and since I think you will want to go that
route eventually anyway, I recomend the sled. I think you will enjoy it more.
(Again, with the caveat that I do not have the sled you are talking about.
I have non-foldable models :-)).
By the way, I think that the sledding option will be more expensive than the
skijoring option, but probably not by much, depending on how interested you
get in it.
Stephen R. Lee |
OooWoo Racing Kennel | I'd rather be driving sled