Today’s feature musher is Gail from Ravens Adventures. Gail travels from the Cochrane, Ontario area to attend the Kearney Dog Sled Races and enter the Sprint Race.
Above photo is Kearney 2013, photo by Hughes Photography
Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Ten plus years
Tell us about your dogs? How many do you have etc?
We have 29 dogs that are mostly Border Collies, Huskies & Alaskan Huskies. Many have been rescues. We started with just a few for recreational sledding and racing, trained with some in agility, competed in disc dog trials and a few have even been employed as nuisance goose control dogs. Recently we have expanded and have a new touring business we call Ravens Adventures.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Everything! The dogs, the quiet peacefulness out on the trails and the speed & thrill of a fast run.
How did your dogs get their names? / How do you choose names?
Some of their names were chosen based on a theme, others were already named when they arrived.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
For several years we have attended the Kearney Dogsled Races, Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby, Cannington Dogsled Races, Marmora Sno-Fest, Apsley Winter Carnival.
What years have you competed in the Kearney Dog Sled Races?
We have attended the Kearney Dog Sled Races every year since about 2004.