Posted by: travelrat | September 13, 2013

Dog Sled Ride: Video

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Alta: 23rd March 2013.

I’ve got to admit that I had some misgivings over our visit to the dog farm. Because, although, thanks to organisations like the Brooke Foundation, it’s not general, we have seen animals displayed for visitors to ride on, or just see, that aren’t in the best of condition.

But, that was certainly not the case here. The love and respect the drivers and handlers had for their animals was plain to see on their faces, and the dogs themselves seemed pleased to see us, and eager to be off.

They seemed to have no problem at all pulling the sled with two passengers aboard, although they did check a couple of times because of the sled in front of us.

‘It’s overloaded’ said Anders, our driver ‘Both the passengers are on the heavy side.’

And, when the owner talked to us later, he told us: ‘When we’re racing, we sleep in the outdoors with our dogs’

Which is not surprising; imagine an animal that size trying to get into bed with you!

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