Husky Sledding

Please note that for these experiences you must be able and physically fit to ride a bike due to the similarities in our rigs and for safety.

We currently have 10 well trained huskies that are willing to pull you along to see the wonderful county of Cumbria! These dogs are very affectionate and will lick you at every opportunity. We have both steady dogs for when you’re starting out and speedy dogs for the more experienced. They are perfect for you as they will take you slowly to show you the country or they will speed you along so fast your hand will be on the brake the whole way!

Your experience of dry-land mushing can be either as a passenger with the dogs under control of an experienced musher or self-driven after appropriate tuition.

Flying Solo – Bronze 2hr Starter Session:

This is a stand alone session for you to get a feel for dry land mushing. This will award you with a Bronze level Musher Certificate. This session introduces you to learning to drive one or two huskies. We choose the huskies carefully to suit their new driver. Full tuition and one-to-one support throughout the session. Remember, the driver has the brakes so can control the speed at all times!

Flying Solo – Silver Experience:

You can book our Flying Solo Mushing Course either on a weekly basis tailored to suit you, or follow up the initial 2 hour session with a 2 day course. During these sessions you will learn to communicate and control a team of huskies. One or 2 people can participate in these sessions, after which, they will be flying solo, with supervision.  Upon successful completion you will be awarded our Horse and Husky Silver Musher Certificate!

Please contact Sonia for details of the bespoke courses with accommodation provided. A great mini-break with a difference.

Once you have achieved your Silver Musher Certificate you will qualify to experience our gold experience.

Flying Solo – Gold Experience:

Once you hold our silver award you are able to drive a team of huskies on more off-road terrain without the assistance of staff. While you will be supervised, it will be you who is in control of your flight crew.

 

This is to extend the husky experience for the musher who has been awarded our certificate and is judged competent to take a small team of dogs out on the trail.  You will be accompanied by an experienced musher who will advise and support you.

Young Passenger Family Fun:

Why not enjoy our Mushing Family Fun Deal for half a day?

Fun for the whole family from ages ranging from 6 to 66+

Choose to use either one of our passenger rigs (Mush Mobile) and/or our self-drive wheeled rigs. All are available for your family.  Each family member’s experience will be tailored to suit their needs.

Fun with Friends / Family Fun:

Up to 4 people can be included within this experience, though with fewer people they have a longer experience. This is a fuller and more challenging experience over the standard bronze flying solo experience.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded either our Horse and Husky Bronze Musher Certificate!

Please contact Sonia for details of the bespoke courses with accommodation provided.

Bronze Plus Family Fun:

This is a session that is included within our Tipi stay for up to 4 people and mushing session. Up to 4 people can be included within this experience, though with fewer people they have a longer experience. This is a fuller and more challenging experience over the standard bronze flying solo experience.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded either our Horse and Husky Bronze Musher Certificate!

Please contact Sonia for details of the bespoke courses with accommodation provided.

Sand Buggy Beach Experience:

Try doing this without smiling.  We have adapted kite buggies to be towed by a team of huskies and don’t worry we have added a brake.  Often included with this experience is letting the huskies have a paddle or swim.  You can join in too! Please note that this experience is offered to our silver and gold musher’s award holders.

Equipment:  weather dependent – you can choose light weight clothing for warmer weather, waterproofs as necessary or even a wet/dry suit if you have one.  Great for if you intend to join the huskies for a swim.

Group size 4.  We can have a larger group if you are willing to wait longer for your turn.

During Fairs and Events:

A 30 minute introductory session with a short demonstration and a ride in the passenger rig will be available. The flying solo experience may be available subject to suitability of venue and tuition given. Such opportunities will be very closely supervised.

Please contact Sonia to discuss your requirements, for example shorter rides could be given to enable more people to experience mushing.

Dog Sledding in the Lake District Cumbria:

Why not have some fun with your dog and train them to be a sled-dog?

Bespoke sessions can be booked. Following an initial consultation and training session of 90 minutes for a cost of £40 you will experience a wonderful adventure and new partnership with your pet. Try it with Horse and Husky equipment before splashing out and buying your own. You may have more than one dog and wish to train them all. For the first experience it is best to work with one dog a time.

To further refine and improve your joint experience of mushing you could book further training sessions and may be able to run your dogs alongside members of our Horse and Husky pack. A great, fun way to exercise  high-energy dogs.

Note that what we can achieve with your dog will depend on the strength and basic obedience of your dog.

Not suitable for small dogs. Dogs should be a minimum of 12 months old. For dogs aged between one year and 2½ years of age, the amount of ‘work-time’ will be restricted. All training will be based on positive reinforcement with no force used. The emphasis will be on your dog enjoying himself.

Special Occasions:

A full package can be offered to include sled dog tuition and flying solo experience possibly reaching the level of the safari depending on the length of you stay with us.

This could include your accommodation, a selection of holistic therapies and a range of other adventurous activities such as horse trail riding and mountain biking over some challenging Cumbrian countryside. Please contact Sonia to discuss your ideas.

Ideal for:

  • Stag/Hen Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Family Fun Days – From 6 – 66+ Entertain the whole family!
  • Anniversaries

Educational and Group Talks:

Talks and hands-on experience with the Huskies for schools, colleges and clubs are available. Contact us to discuss your requirements. Sonia is an experienced teacher and lecturer. Please call for details about our gift vouchers!