Oh there are so many GOOD things to start 2023! Its hard to choose where to begin- so I think I’ll start with the biggest accomplishment so far. After 7 LONG years I stepped onto the runners of my sled and hit the trails with 6 of the most amazing dogs I have the pleasure to share life with. It has been such a joy to be back on the winter trails! This is largely possible through the love, support, and encouragement of my husband Zach. Without him I’d be lost. While we have a lot to improve upon to get back to the performance we had experienced at the end of our running oh too many years ago, its still a cause for many smiles-
We also welcome our oldest Kyler onto the trails! Kyler comes from my husband’s prior marriage and is turning 10 this year. Kyler has been doing a lot with the dogs and wanting to learn more- he was able to run in his first race last fall on the scooter but the sled has brought some additional learning opportunities. So far he is showing great potential as a budding mini-musher. His confidence is growing leaps and bounds with each outing!
Additionally I have to share that my husband has also taken to wanting to learn how to run dogs. On one of our last outings he has taken the smaller team out to share our trail adventures. While the little team isn’t quite able to keep up with us yet, I’m sure in time he’ll be passing us with ease. It has been beyond fantastic to have someone who shares my passions and wants to participate in the world that I love so much and had feared I had lost. Seeing my family grow in the sport brings me great joy and I see many memories being made together!
The biggest news is probably the addition of our newest member of the team. Welcome Stryker! Stryker comes to us from Highlander Siberians and is poised to be the next generation of show and sled adventures. Stryker is a fantastic blend of conformation and working lines. He is already showing what a smart boy he is and is fast to pick up on our expectations. While he has a ways to go before he can step into a harness this is exciting to see! He also has a lovely temperament, we can see his sweet and gentile as he plays with
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Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.