Skijoring is a sport in which a person on skis is pulled by one or more horses, on snow but also on other types of fields: grass, sand, racetrack... At first, this activity was developed in order to organize competitions. However, it is also possible to arrange for hikes.
3. Handling ability : the horse and his leader must pass a few difficulties (between 5 and 8)
With the proper equid, skijoring is accessible from 6 years-old.
The best ponys for this acitivity are shetlands for the younger children, bigger poneys or small horses for adults. However, all kind of poneys and horses can be used for skijoring. Saddle and draft horses can both be used for this sport.
For skijoring, the most important skill is not the speed and height. The most important is that the horse responds correctly to the voice and has been broken just like a normal plow horse.
Must like speed
Giant or special slalom