From long ago, in our glorious past, a sled was born, to slide the winter blues away. No more trudging through the snow, the sleigh gave birth to a new kind of day. Winter wonderland once more, the land was conquered by man and animal. Teams of horses, teams of dogs, led the way across the snow. The brilliant, glittery, fluffy stuff is part of our fun filled days. Oh for a ride on a horse, but instead an open sleigh.
A team of powerful animals, groomed and trained in draft, quickly become our glorious present, from an inspiring past. The sleigh will take you places that you always want to go. Mostly over hill and dale and always through the snow. This romantic lifestyle beacons to us, come to join the ride. A wagon in the summer, in winter a sleigh to rush and glide. The winter is upon us, a favorite of seasons no doubt. Along the windy, snowy path, the horses and the sled pull out. The jingle of the bells, their harness is gleaming with polish. We hear their music in the air and smile and run to the road. A wave at the passing sleigh, filled with tourists delighting their day. A pleasant reminder of days gone by, when horse and sleigh were the mode of transportation. Now in the eve of wintertime, when the solstice quietly passes. The winter is here already, get out and join the masses.
A chilly, crisp winter day, a day of folk lore and fun. This is the way we spend our winters days, out freezing and having fun. The sleigh was born in Egypt, to help to build their pyramids. Today, it’s the ride of yesterday and the joy of old Saint Nick.
The horses prance, they move with ease, along the freshly plowed trail. The tourist bus of trail rides, takes them along a newly packed route. Through field and forest, farm and lakeshore, across the lake itself, the convenience of this roadway, has opened a transport route.
The beautiful horses are nurtured, with care and special training. It’s essential we do this sport properly, to avoid the possibility of an injury. The essentials of necessity, always the best inventor, gave us the sleigh to pull our way and a legacy of fancy transportation. Varying in color, size and capacity, the sleigh is built for many things, not just for moving people. It’s a carriage of conveyance for other product, goods, merchandise and belongings for the trail.
To save our healthy heritage, with pride in human invention, is to save the sleigh of yesterday, it’s place is still here with us. A horse drawn sleigh on a wintry day, don’t leave the past behind. Our heritage of working animals, safe with us to protect.
So fondly we remember our yesterdays, and thrill for our tomorrows, today is a wintry paradise, now that we can go out for a ride in the sleigh.
Your company is here! Fast and furry, friendly and happy, this is your very best friend. Your dog is your companion for life. Easy to care for, easy to please, all they want is a warm home, to be fed, and to be included in all of your life. We have nurtured the companionship of dogs for a long, long time.
A trainable friend, a fiercely loyal companion, a lovable pet, your dog is a strongly supportive part of your life and your family. Train him to do whatever he can, fetch a ball, play with sticks, swim in the lake, take a walk, guard the premises, guard you, pull your sleigh, be your business, own the company, take him wherever you can. This is not just a pet, this is a big part of the family. This is the pet that can be your eyes, alert you to danger, pull you to safety. This is the pet that can be trained to be a working dog, taking care of the disabled, protecting the property, protecting the people. This is the pet that lives for you, you are all of his life and it can be a wonderfully fulfilling time of mutual companionship. Take the dog for a walk, to play in the park, to stroll down the street, to meet your friends. This is an important part of his day. A little fresh air, some exercise, the walk will do both of you some good.
Dogs are with us in history, helping us to build a nation. Sled dogs carrying people and supplies, opening trade and transportation routes, bringing people together in a sparsely populated country, where no roads had gone before. Great explorers like David Thompson, used the sled dog to carry him across the country, adventuring and exploring along the way.
Train the dog to be a part of a team, pulling the sled, running for joy. Most dogs welcome the activity of a good run and the dog team is a companion sport, dogs and humans in the cold winter time, speeding across the countryside together in a sleigh. It’s an age old sport of Canadian history. Run the dog team to an adventure, to exploration, to connect to one another. It’s an unusual and clever idea, to hitch a dog to the sleigh, run him over to the neighbors farm, over hill and over dale, running through the snow. The fast, light dogs enjoy this too. They can run for hours through the snow. Winter coats and hats, boots and pants, pull on your warm attire. The season of winter fun is here.
This is a sport that you might want to try, just to experience the historical culture of the nation. Imagine being the master of a dog team, sliding along in the wintry chill, sled piled high with trading goods, to sell at your next stop. How far will it be today? 20 kilometers only, or maybe an all day stint, rushing through the forest, sliding across the lake, the trade routes are open, come out all of you, to experience the skills that a life like this would take.