The night before we left for the Priest Lake Sled Dog races we had a presentation about dog sledding for our local 4-H club. I was invited by a neighbor down the street. I took Tensaw, Isis, Buck, Okie and I, as well as my sled, ATV and gear. Unfortunately I took no pictures but we had a blast.
I started with a short (somewhat scattered) presentation about the history of mushing and the Siberian husky. I showed them all the gear involved with dog sledding and then surprised them with a demo outside. Boy were they excited! I hooked up the four to the ATV and took a tour around the parking lot and field. The kids were running along with the team and the team was having a blast!
Then I let kids take turns at canicross. They REALLY liked that. In fact one parent told me today, his son is pretty jazzed about it and wants to get a belt and start running with his dog!
The kids also took turns just hanging out with their favorite of Tensaw, Isis, and Buck (Okie was pretty overwhelmed). I think the dogs enjoyed it as much as the kids. Especially Buck, he never knew he could have it so good! I'd say it was a success.
Thank you Rosalyn, for the invitation!