Skijoring

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Skijoring [skee-jawr-ing] is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle.

It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring meaning ski driving. Since many leashed dogs naturally tend to pull a skier with no training, the sport cannot claim a single country of origin. It was invented and continues to be reinvented all over the world. As a competitive sport, however, it is believed that the first races were held in Scandinavia as an offshoot of the older sport of Pulka.

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