Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club Hosts Competition
Mushers, and their dogs, made their way to the finish line for a sled sprint race hosted by the Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club.
"We're so much heavy on competition, but to get out and have fun. Play with your dogs. Learn about the dogs. Enjoy each other’s company." Stated Valerie Parent.
Tara Crossman, one of the mushers, had this to say, “I just watched a bunch of movies, and I kinda just fell in love with the sport, and we went to a meeting, and that's how it all started."
"It's beautiful out her. Fresh snow, it's not too icy. It's beautiful. It's always fun running the dogs." Said Neil Fisher, another dog musher.
"The Siberians are really high strung, and they are active dogs. So, you have to keep them active, and they need a lot of socialization, and you need a lot of patience.” Explained Rema Mitchell.
Hoskins- "A little bit nerve-wracking sometimes. It's fun and exciting, and she started last year with one dog, and now we're up to five. So, that's kind of a big step up." Said Andrea Hoskins.
Parent- "Any dog can do this. We have people that run with standard Poodles, Hounds, Brittany Spaniels, any dog." Valerie Parent explained.
"Just being out there with my dogs, and it's just really peaceful, and quiet, and calm, and just having fun." Said Tara Crossman.