The fresh snow left me chomping at the bit to get my harness figured out, so after mulling it over for a few days, I came up with a harness design that I think will work well. Hubs took JR skiing Sunday morning, which left me with some glorious alone mommy time (this was actually a tough one as I really wanted to go skiing too), so I headed down to our local ranch store and purchased some rope and a few findings that I thought I'd need to make attaching the ropes easier. When I got back, I spent a few minutes assembling everything and was really pleased with the outcome.
Without further adieu, I give you my Dressage Saddle Skijoring Harness & Tow Rope Set-up:
*Bonus, the rope now works as an "oh s..t" handle! That might come in useful.
|Back View, showing Tow Rope Attachment|
Once it was all set up, I decided to hand walk Gentry around the paddock with the rope dragging to see how he'd react. Like everything else he completely took it in stride.
|"Okay, so it's a rope. What now human?"|
|Viewpoint of the Skijorer|