Dog sledding used to be one of the only ways to transport goods from one area to another when there was a lot of snow on the ground. Now, however, dog sledding has become more of an extreme sport where people can race against each other. You can also experience dog sledding on a recreational level by contacting a dog sledding business and setting up a tour. It is a lot of fun to ride on a sled that is being pulled by a pack of dogs.
You’ll need to wear really warm clothing if you want to go on a dog sled ride because there will be snow flying at you and the cold air will be rushing by your face. It is easy to catch a chill and become sick if you are not bundled up appropriately. You’ll probably want to purchase special clothing for the adventure. You can find this gear at a ski shop. Remember that the key to staying warm is having layers and no places for cold air to enter.
When you go for a dog sled ride you, and possibly a partner, will ride directly on the sleigh and there will be a driver standing behind you on a special rig. The dogs are trained to obey the driver and they will turn the correct direction depending on the way that the driver handles the reins. It is possible to experience being the driver, but this costs a lot more money since it is a little difficult. You will be surprised how fast the dog sled contraption can go, and it provides quite a thrill.
If you are interested in dog sledding, you really should do some research to find a way to make it happen. It is an extreme sport that not many people get to experience in their lifetime. You’ll have to go someplace cold of course, but it makes a good excuse for a vacation.