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  1. #1
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    Default Horse Skiing - Downtown Leadville, CO

    Looks like a fun day to be downtown.

    https://vimeo.com/48442168
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    Nice town. Motorcycle didn't like the altitude much though
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
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    I would love to try this one day. I also find it funny that 99% of the skiers had on helmets, yet I only saw 1 rider wearing one.

    Yes, I brought helmets into this.
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    I think this would be fun, (I dont ski)

    but I would use a breast collar with attached traces, put a backstrap and a crouper on my saddle, add trace carriers and then have my skier attach his rope. Like the roller blade-er in the german or dutch video where the horse and rider are jumping.


    The skiers in this video have the rope attached to the horn.



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    I would LOVE to do this!



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    If they still do this in Leadville, I might have to make a short road trip this winter!!

    Fun fact: Leadville, CO is the highest incorporated town in the US with an elevation of 10,152' (and yes, I had to look that number up )
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    Hee, hee, don't drive 24 north out of Leadville towards I-70 after dark. The switchbacks on that 30 miles of road will knock your socks off! Leadville itself it situated in a beautiful area!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SLW View Post
    Hee, hee, don't drive 24 north out of Leadville towards I-70 after dark. The switchbacks on that 30 miles of road will knock your socks off! Leadville itself it situated in a beautiful area!!
    I won't drive any of those roads in the dark!! I almost filled my shorts coming down 34 from Estes Park in the dark
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    Cool! Ski joring with a bit of ski-jousting thrown in!

    I went ski-joring once, in the 70s, much more gently. Ton of fun. We kind of borrowed a horse that was, at the time, long listed for the 3-day team. Can't divulge, Jack LeGoff would come back from the grave and nail us. But we had the owner's sister's permission!

    Every winter my son wants to give it a try, but he's always doing something else when the snow is primo at the barn.



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