Skijoring showcases some of the best technical racing on skis. The addition of horses keeps things fast and exciting while adding an additional element for betting enthusiasts to analyze. Here are some of the reasons you should add skijoring racing to your list of things to watch:
Paul Copper, a skijoring organizer from Colorado, describes the tension that comes from skijoring best. "When that horse starts going fast, and he's chucking snowballs at your nuts, and you're full of adrenaline... you'd best be on top of your game." He's not wrong. Between the 50+ mile an hour speeds, the 1,500 lb animals, and the technical stunt skiing involved to complete the course, there's a lot of danger involved. Injuries are common. The horses get the worst end of the stick here -- their fragile legs aren't always repairable after a nasty skijoring crash, leading to several euthanizations each season.
The resulting mix of terror and excitement makes skijoring racing one of the most enjoyable sports for participation, spectating and betting. You never know exactly what will happen during each run, but the expertise and skill demonstrated by the participants will surely impress you.